Who is this who condemns? No one! Christ Jesus who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God an dis also interceding for us. Romans 8:34 Isn’t this an amazing scripture? What a wonderful reminder that we aren’t on our own in the midst of our mess.
He was praying for me this week when I frustratingly discovered Saturday morning it was time for “needle maintenance required” with my Keurig coffee maker. What, I have to deal with this machine without coffee! (Please don’t judge me for my love of coffee. Jesus and I spend time together with my coffee. It’s our routine. It’s one of my favorite things I look forward to–that first cup every morning!} So I tell myself, I’m ok. I can do this. I’ve done it before. I look up a YouTube video just to refresh my memory. OK, you can do this. I follow the steps. But the parts don’t go back together again. I look up other videos to see if anywhere they tell you how to put it back together. Can’t find anyone. I take a deep breath, Jesus help me! I can do this. But, it still isn’t working.
I take a break. Call my fix it up sister–maybe she can help me. But there’s no answer so I skip leaving a message and hang up. I take another deep breath. Try again (we are three hours plus into this thing by now! I take another break. Oh the phone rings (its now 2:00 p.m., its my fix it up sister–needing some help with HER project! Yes, why don’t you bring it over now. We work on her project, she tackles my Keurig and by @ 4:30 I finally get my cup of coffee. ah…so sweet.
How did I feel when she said “you were trying to put the one part in backwards! I felt foolish and stupid. But my sister’s unconditional love and care didn’t condemn me, we just laughed together. I helped her. She helped me. God’s grace at work for me through my sister. She thought she was the one interrupting MY day, but it was God’s way of meeting both our needs. He was helping her as well.
Have you ever responded to the Holy Spirit’s small promptings to tend to something that wasn’t even on your radar? He’s reminded me about bill’s that are due I had forgotten. Or phone calls I need to make not only for myself but for others. Because I heeded that prompting, made a phone call–it saved me a $6,000 bill! Thank you Father!
How amazing and wonderful to know that not only is He interceding for the church at whole, but for me and my little world as well. I am so thankful and grateful that when I recognize His help in the smaller issues of life, it helps carry me through the larger ones. It also helps me intercede for others more consistently–my faith is released on their behalf because I know His Presence is there for me and will be there for them. Oh, let’s truly remember what a Great awesome God we can know and love. How much He loves you and me.