Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able, to use a Texas word, to “shuck” our clothes and instantly be dressed in a Superman costume? There are so many times that I desperately need to have his supernatural abilities. But, you’ll remember that even Superman had his Achilles heal. His weakness was kryptonite which would immobilize him and drain him of his supernatural strengths and abilities.
We all have weaknesses. Even on our best day, we fall far short in what is needed to fulfill our heavenly assignment. As a children’s pastor I am so aware of my weaknesses and inabilities. I want to make a powerful impact in our children’s lives. But, with some 1,000 children in our ministry, it is difficult if not impossible just to know their names much less what is going on in their personal lives when they aren’t at church.
Thankfully, I have the Holy Spirit to step in to cover my weaknesses and inadequacies. Consider this:
“So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness …”
Romans 8:26 (The Amplified Bible)
His side-by-side intervention and assistance is evident as we pray for Paul goes on to say, ” … we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.”
Thank God for the Holy Spirit. I am becoming more and more keenly aware of my dependency upon His shoring up my weaknesses and inadequacies. Through praying in the Holy Spirit in my heavenly prayer language, I can intercede for children that I might not know by name or have any knowledge of their daily circumstances. Through the intercession of the Holy Spirit, this weak, limited children’s pastor is able to deal with areas in children’s lives that even their parents aren’t aware. Again I say, thank God for the Holy Spirit.
Join with me. Let’s declare our dependency upon Him. Let’s allow Him and invite Him to do what only He can do!!!