Ephesians 3:16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
I feel like the Holy Spirit is like a labor coach to me. I have been on both sides of labor…as a patient and as a coach. Labor is a time of extreme pain…pain with a great purpose…to have a baby. It’s a very difficult time for most women going through the natural labor process. When you have a labor coach….it doesn’t make the pain less…but it gives you support in your suffering and guidance in how to get through it.
I feel this is what the Holy Spirit does for me. At those times that I have to endure suffering…. He is there to coach me in how to get through my situation. Instead of saying push…He says endure and reassure’s me that I can indeed make it. He strengthens me and can even pray for me when I don’t even know what to pray.
Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
Message for today: The Holy Spirit is my helper….He coaches me all day and night every day. How can I fail with this very powerful being living inside of me… directing me and guiding me? My job is to listen and take my coach’s advice and obey God’s commands to me.