Monday, August 10, 2015

The Power of the Heavenly Language Pt 2

Prayer brings us to intimacy with God.
Rapturous joy fills our hearts, when we are in communion with the one who loves us the most.
Heaven opens up and his glory floods our very being.
Yet there are times, a believer struggles to pray. 
The stresses in one's life, preoccupies the mind and burdens the soul.
The flesh dominates the consciousness and our spirit is weak and dull to His presence.

Rom.8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.

At such times, we need to humbly come to Him and confess that we are far from Him, that we are struggling to focus and that we don't feel like praying at all.
Confessing our weakness, we call on Him to help us.
We pray to ask for help to pray.
Then start to pray in the heavenly language.
The heavenly language is the means the Spirit comes to pray for us.
He comes alongside and brings the strength we need.
He awakens and stirs our spirit. 
He silences the flesh and helps our mind to be collected in focus on God.
He ushers us into the presence of the Majesty.
He provides the words of the heavenly language.

The Spirit of God does not chide us in our sputtering feeble prayers.
He does not mock us when we ask for help in such a seemingly elementary spiritual discipline.
The fact is, we are actually incapable of any spiritual progress apart from Him.
We are not as great as we think we are.
And He knows it. He knows us better than we know ourselves.
Therefore, God's Spirit delights in us asking Him to help.
He dashes to our side when we whisper his name.
He hears our faintest and frail utterance.
The Spirit comes to us. The Almighty comes to us when we call on Him. 
With all that God has to attend to - the salvation of the world,the healing of the sick, the defeat of injustice, the battle against evil...etc He still comes and comes quickly to the least of His children calling Him to assist in their prayers.

He comes.
He comes to help.
To help us in our weakness to pray.