I planned a trip.
I intended to travel to a place where few spoke (my native) English. For months
I practiced words and phrases that would get me through my visit.
I used multiple learning styles so I’d remember what I studied.
I read the words and phrases.
I wrote the words and phrases and
I listened and repeated the words and phrases.
Finally, rehearsals over, I made the trip.
The first time I used my new language I felt
But the people I spoke with patiently paid attention and actually understood what I said.
“Wow!” I thought, “This is fun.”
(And, of course, I wanted to speak more words and phrases).
I was like a kid who learned to ride a bicycle without training wheels.
I wanted to talk to everyone (anywhere and) everywhere.
My confidence zoomed!
Conversely (spiritually speaking) God isn’t struggling to learn anyone’s language
God speaks it perfectly.
God talks my language.
God speaks your language.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. (Romans 8:26)
Lecrae “Prayin’ for You”
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