Daily Devotional for Wednesday December 13, 2017


Romans 8:26 (NASB) 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;


After going through the electrical system at least five times, I still could not find the problem. I started at the beginning and traced each wire together… then separately and still no power at the fixture. I was beside myself. Today's verse speaks of how the Holy Spirit will help us in our weakness, and when we aren't sure just how to pray, the Holy Spirit will intercede for us as we groan in words too deep to understand. As I cried out that day, I began to feel as if someone was saying, “Slow down. Take your time and go through it all again.” So, that's what I did. Believe it or not, there was a simple fix. I forgot to reset the breaker at the circuit panel. Sometimes in life, we will go through things where we end up just groaning and crying out. It's then that the Holy Spirit will speak to us and through us, but we must be open to Him and to His comforting power. It's a type of baptism where we surrender ourselves to Him, and let Him be in control. Whether it's a situation at work, at home, or at church, He is there to help in our time of weakness. So, be sure to look for Him, and let Him help turn the light on!


Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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