He Is There!
At times my prayer times seem far removed from any real communication with God. No doubt anyone who’s still in the flesh will have difficulty feeling like their prayers are actually entering the throne room of God. Perhaps that part of the genius surrounding God actually becoming man, in the form of Jesus Christ. Sure, it’s tough to imagine that Almighty God could honestly have time for “little ole me.” But in the form of Jesus, God was able to demonstrate His unconditional love in the most unbelievable sense. If you’ve repented of your sins, and asked Jesus Christ to enter your heart, then the Holy Spirit of God dwells within you. No matter how it feels, if the Spirit is in you, God hears your prayers. For me, it sometimes helps me communicate if I imagine Jesus there in the room with me, reaching out to me, and even embracing me with His love. Imagination? Maybe a little bit, but the fact of the matter remains that His Spirit IS there with me, translating my prayers even before I speak.
“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. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” Romans 8:26-27