Our youngest grandchild is growing fast. Born on New Years Day 2021, makes him 7 months old–almost 8. Old enough to roll, old enough to let us know when he wants something, but not quite old enough to put his feelings into words.
Some days I know. I know he desperately wants the bottle of milk that I’m warming up by the stove, but he doesn’t quite understand the idea of waiting. I know when he wants to sleep, but can’t figure it out for himself.
“I know, boy.” I say as I rock him. “I know.”
As I got to thinking about that today, I was reminded of a quote I read earlier this week,
If you don’t know what to pray, just start reciting the alphabet and let God put the words together. (unknown)
Some days I’m just like that little kid. I don’t know what I need, I just know that I need it. I don’t know what to do with this tangled web of thoughts, but I know that He does as He searches my heart.
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:26-28, KJV)
And so, my friend, I encourage you to pray. Don’t let a lack of communication stand in the way.
God’s not concerned with bad grammar, unpolished prose, or repetitive thoughts. He’s after your heart. And even if you feel like it doesn’t make sense, trust in the One Who searches the heart. Hand over the pieces, and let Him do His work.
Even if all you say is, “I don’t know what to say.” Then simply say that.
“I don’t know what to say, Lord, but You do…”
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Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Romans 8:26, KJV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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