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Our Daily Bread 9th October 2018 Daily Devotional – Much More Than Words

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Our Daily Bread 9th October 2018 Daily Devotional 

Topic: Much More Than Words

Read: Romans 8:22–30

Bible in a Year: Isaiah 32–33; Colossians 1

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

Message: At a dedication ceremony during which a Bible translated into a local African language was presented, the area chief was presented with his own copy. In appreciation, he lifted the Bible to the skies and exclaimed, “Now we know God understands our language! We can read the Bible in our own native mother-tongue.”

No matter our language, our heavenly Father understands it. But often we feel unable to express our deepest longings to Him. The apostle Paul encourages us to pray regardless of how we feel. Paul speaks of our suffering world and our own pain: “The whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth” (Romans 8:22), and he compares that to the Holy Spirit’s work on our behalf. “The Spirit helps us in our weakness,” he writes. “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans” (v. 26).

Our Daily Bread 9th October 2018 Daily Devotional – Much More Than Words

God’s Holy Spirit knows us intimately. He knows our longings, our heart-language, and our unspoken words, and He helps us in our communication with God. His Spirit draws us to be transformed into the image of God the Son (v. 29).

Our heavenly Father understands our language and speaks to us through His Word. When we think our prayers are weak or too short, His Holy Spirit helps us by speaking through us to the Father. He yearns for us to talk with Him in prayer.

Our Daily Bread 9th October 2018 Daily Devotional – Much More Than Words

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for understanding my language and innermost longings. When my prayers are weak and dry, bear me up through Your Spirit.

Thought for the Day: When we feel weak in our prayers, God’s Spirit helps us in ways we can’t imagine.

Our Daily Bread 9th October 2018 Daily Devotional was written by Lawrence Darmani (Our Daily Bread Ministries)

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