So yes, it’s a play on words.. But hopefully it got your attention. No, this is not about the Seaver family, and yes.. knowing that makes me feel old.
If you don’t have any clue what I’m talking about.. just forget I mentioned it.
I was reading some scripture the other day and something caught me. It was about the Holy Spirit. I am guessing there may be one or two people reading this that don’t know what (or who) that is. Jesus promised that when He ascended into Heaven that in return we could then have the Holy Spirit as our comforter and guide. That’s basically it in a small nutshell.
It amazes me that God, the creator of the EVERYTHING would care enough to share His very best (yes another old reference). The fact that He puts a moral compass inside of us to remind us when we are considering choosing, for lack of better terms, the stupid path in life. I believe he is also there as that comforter for when the world brings out the worst days or when we lose someone close to us; that the Holy Spirit can bring the peace that passes all understanding. It’s just simply amazing. What I really liked about what I read is that the Holy Spirit will basically pray for you even when you can’t. Even when you don’t know what to pray. He knows your thoughts and what you feel and the bible says that He groans to God in such ways that we cannot understand Him, but God does and He of course hears it. Here’s the scripture:
“And 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 8:26-28 NLT
So, what does it mean? It means that in those moments where you feel so overwhelmed that you could just scream, cuss, punch something, break something, melt down into a crying fit, try to hurt yourself, try to hurt someone else, or just throw a hissy fit because you don’t know what you should do… The Holy Spirit can transfer that emotion to God who then can bring you unimaginable peace.
Ok, don’t get me wrong here, there are times that I know EXACTLY what I want to say and I sometimes even say it loudly and directly to God. There have even been times where I’ve let a few cuss words slip while talking to God because I’m just that frustrated about a certain situation I’m in. Guess what’s awesome though? God can still listen and He still loves me. When He looks at me, He still sees Jesus’ blood on me, which makes me righteous even when I shouldn’t be considered righteous. Then through the Spirit, He brings me peace and let’s me know that He is still God. He is still (and forever will be) on His throne. He also lets me know that He’s got me, no matter how many times I try and fail to be the provider.. I’m not, but He is. He shows me that His will and His ways are so much better than mine.
He provides my food, my clothing, my home, my vehicle, my work, my joy, my happiness, my peace. He is Jehovah Jireh. Which (in my terms) means, God my Provider.
To have provision will not just always mean finances. There’s so much more God can provide, we’ve just got to be willing to let Him do it.
More importantly than all of what I’ve said, you need to accept Jesus. That is the first step to having the Holy Spirit in your life. If you haven’t done that, you definitely should. It has radically changed my life for the past 18 years. If you have questions about that, leave a comment on here and I’ll call, email, or text you. Whatever you prefer.
Till next time..(and hopefully a vlog instead of a blog)