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The Glory that Comes to God’s Child

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The Glory that Comes to God’s Child

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. Romans 8:26-27 NLT

Interestingly, no other country has the prosperity Americans have. Go 12,000 feet up a mountain in El Salvador and you’ll find one spigot to get water for the whole community—and it’s not sanitary. I know because I’ve stood there. It’s cold in their village with no heat, but their faith is rich. Life is hard, but there is a joy there. They live closer to eternity with more awareness of the next life. God is with them in a special way.

We must have a sense of purpose in this life.

We must focus on the work we have to do. Romans 8:28 says, And we know that God causes everything to work together[m] for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.[1] Talk to anyone used of God and you’ll find humility. Billy Graham, for example, says he is still amazed God used him. He always understood it was a divine gift from God—the glory that comes from being a child of God.

The Holy Spirit intercedes for us when we don’t know what to say. The Holy Spirit helps us to process the struggles in life. We are in a battle, but we will be victorious.


[1] NLT


About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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