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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Remember Me, Act II

Reminder: This Thursday, May 5 is National Day of Prayer

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I am so troubled that I cannot speak...
I call to remembrance my song in the night;
I meditate within my heart,
And my spirit makes diligent search.
Will Adonai ... be favorable no more? ...
Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies?
~ from Psalm 77:4-9

When the soul is so overwhelmed that words falter, or one cannot find strength to speak, the Christian has an omnipotent Intercessor fluent in a language of groanings not unlike song, which transcends thought and feeling, time and distance, man and God.

Jesus calls His Spirit "Paraclete." The name is translated Helper, Comforter, or Advocate. Because the Greek paraklētos denotes a personal proponent similar to an attorney, I like "Counselor." The Spirit understands ways of Heaven's court which are unknown to me, sees the best interest of both me and the court, and works toward perfect reconciliation of the two.

If it seems that the prayers of our lips and soul have not obtained God's intervention, we have the option to fall silent before our Lord, and cease from expressing our will to Him.

Once we call to remembrance for the Spirit's comforting song language within our hearts, and make "diligent search" for His favor and "tender mercies," we are in a better place to ask what our Lord's will might be.

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
~ Romans 8:26 (NKJV)

Tomorrow from Psalm 77, Remember Me, Act III:
What answer might be expected to the Spirit's prayer?

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  1. I've always loved that Romans 8 verse. Have felt it happen in my life.

    I love the words diligent search. Will be thinking about that today.
    ~ Wendy

  2. i couldn't possibly begin to express what i've experienced in seeing,reading,and feeling in this post. will say it goes deep, Anne! beginning with that photo. then the words of scripture jumping at me:

    'i meditate in my heart, and my spirit makes diligent search."

    then your words(from Him):

    The Spirit understands the ways of heavens court which are unknown to me...sees the best interest...and works towards reconciliattion between us.

    you gave Him the first and the last Word in this post....but He surely gave you enough words to fit well between them. it was deep calling to deep. every worded paragraph counted. this series is quite a teaching!!!

    thank you!:) \o/

  3. There are times when that is all one can manage ... and it's probably not crouched in any other terms than absolute vulnerability and sincerity.

  4. Odie ~

    I praise God for Him meeting your need through the words here.

  5. Wendy ~

    "Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:12-13, emphasis mine :D)

  6. Bud ~

    But of course, He has more 'last words' as you listen. : )

  7. Susan ~

    As usual, you have captured in a phrase what it took me a whole post to say.

  8. Having been in courtrooms, I've found it can be very confusing. You understand the words, but the context and meaning can be obscured. To have a Counselor and advocate is not just a good idea, it's a necessity. God's words and provisions are not frivolous--they are rich with purpose and pregnant with destiny. Thank you, Anne.

  9. Jason ~

    Yes, the two-way communication of the Holy Spirit is invaluable in our counsel and comfort.

  10. in that last verse,it says the Spirit intercedes for us. so we can take that to mean that the Spirit is always interceding for us, yes?

  11. Bud ~

    Since the Spirit is the breath of God, I would imagine that His intercession is as continuous as breathing.


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