God Is On Your Side

Luke 11:9, 11, 13
“Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the holy Spirit to those who ask him?”

If we open ourselves to the Holy Spirit and surrender our desires to God…then the yearnings that bubble up inside of us will actually be the Holy Spirit’s groaning in us for what our hearts truly need. As St. Paul explained it, “for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings” (Romans 8:26). So let us ask God to help us be in tune with what the Spirit is yearning for inside each of us. If we surrender to those “groanings” then we will be asking for what God already desires for us. When we seek…we will be on the path of receiving because God has already begun the process of giving. Jesus tells us that God always answers our pleas. However, what we receive may not be what our egos want…but will always be what our souls (true selves) need.

Suggested song of the day– “Breathe On Me” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Listen to free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Have a blessed day!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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