For awhile yesterday, I forgot more than I remembered. My “fearfully and wonderfully made” body ping-ponged between two modes: Manic, and Panic. The first, is a malfunction of the heart; the latter, the gut. My theory is when in that mode, oxygen is directed to those regions, so the brain gets the short end of the stick. End result? A chicken with its head cut off.
Maybe you have days like that. Usually our ducks stay in their cute little row. Then that Canadian Goose lands, flapping its wings; the ripple effect tosses the poor ducklings about! But this is an allegory: it’s all in your head. Call it a lack of concentration, A.D.D., or Teflon brain, let’s face it: we have finite minds.
This week I was reminded that God recognizes this about us—but He’s got it covered.
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We’re corrupted; God is perfect.
We’re limited; God is infinite.
We’re weak; God is strong.
We’re emotional; God never changes.
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So when it comes to deciding which way to turn, or how to pray, here’s the deal: If we belong to Him, He lives in us. And (in case your mini gray matter forgot), He knows everything! There! I knew it! Christians know everything! LOL ~ NOTT ~ J.K. But, as our pastor succinctly put it, “God knows the mind of God, because God prays according to God’s will for God’s children.”
I know. It’s lofty. At least for this finite mind.
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The Bible taught
We don’t pray as we ought.
He’s right; I’m a dope.
But there’s still hope!
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~~God the Father predestined me His.
~~And the Lord Jesus died for my sins.
~~I’m heaven-secured: His Spirit lives!
~~He’s in me now—and prays and forgives.
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So I don’t reject
The ripple effect
If my ducks are askew,
God already knew!
= – =Romans 8:26 the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us Luke 11:22b-23a that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity 1 John 3:20 in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.