Call on God

Think for a moment who you call when you need help… It probably is a short list. Yet, the people on it are people that you can call on with confidence.  How do you know that?

You know it because those people have shown that they are committed to you.  They have been there when you have needed them.  They have answered your call before.

Do we treat God that way? Is He the friend you call on because He is there for you? Or, when we pray do we can get caught up in theology and words? Do we talk to Him as if He is a kind-hearted stranger? When we look at them, the prayers of God’s people in His word don’t look like that.  They are passionate pleas to a loving Father. They are calling on the One who loves them passionately. Why did they pray like that? They prayed like that because they remembered how God had taken care of them in the past. They knew that He will take care of their present.

26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Romans 8:26-27

Do we forget that? In Romans 8 Paul tells us the Spirit groans with us. He speaks to God on our behalf. He has a plan for us. He cares deeply about us. He even declares that our circumstances are being worked out for our good.

God is committed to us. How committed? Jesus died for us. The Spirit prays for and with us. The Father has our good always in His mind. Is it time to remember His commitment? Will we pray with passion because we know that God cares like this?

Something to think about,

Pastor John

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