Instead of moving on to Philemon today I wish to share a revelation I had last night. Not something new, but the Holy Spirit brought to mind some realities I already know, but he made them practical to my situation. Click on the links to see the scripture.
On Sunday my friend Mike prayed for me. 1. I am in school and I am having a real hard time staying focused. 2. I need to find a new place to live as wonderful folks who have let me live here have had enough. 3. I still do not have a job.
Mike has lived through all three of the above situations. It took him years to work through it. Mike's prayer was impassioned, his voice cracked and when I told him later he made me cry, he admitted he was too. I was thinking, this is what scripture means when it says "carry each other’s burdens".
Monday night while was remembering this moment, the Holy Spirit brought to mind his groaning on my behalf. I was also reminded that Jesus went through it all here on earth as well. He, like my friend Mike, empathizes with my situation. Any he prays for me.
What an awesome God we serve.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.