The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
—Romans 8:25-28 NLT
Thank you, Holy Spirit, for always giving me your strength. You pray from within my heart. You pray my real need—not what my mind perceives that need to be. You, the only one who knows me intimately and completely, pray what is perfect to fulfill your truth. My heart prays without my mind analyzing—without thoughts dictating my feelings. When you pray within me, I receive greater faith to believe your truth, and my shield of faith becomes strong to withstand the lies of the enemy.
I have two minds—the mind of Christ and the mind of the self. Holy Spirit, you continually speak spiritual truth and encouragement, but so often, my human perception mind wipes out what you say. When I allow what I see and hear in this world to be greater than the spiritual truth you impart, then I walk in defeat. You continuously speak promise. A double-minded man is unstable in everything he does or thinks or attempts. One mind will always take precedence over another. I don’t want to be the one who has trouble hearing and seeing what you reveal. I choose to believe your spiritual truth over anything else that this world tells me is true. I choose for my mind to be yours, Jesus, understanding and accepting your truth more than my feelings.
No words describe the joy of you praying within my heart, Holy Spirit. No words describe the peace of knowing you own my heart, and that everything I go through in life works for your good. When I choose you over what I see or feel—when I accept your spiritual truth over my human perception—I trust in what the natural world says is impossible. I walk by faith and not by sight. And I believe you.
© 2020 Lynn Lacher