Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose
. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
We all get to a place where we need a decision. And when we are there, we can bet the Holy Spirit prays with us.
Catholics love to say pray and pay the light bill. Absolutely. Pray and do what we can do.
The Larger part is this:
What did the people who had seen Jesus say about the willingness of God ~ Peter wrote saying Jesus does not help us under compulsion. He helps willingly. When we pray for ourselves and for others.
1 Peter 5:2
Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly--not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.
1 John 3:1
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
And the faith of being able to cast our cares upon HIM to sustain us -
New wine - being changed by Jesus, seeing our lives as a gift from God and for God, not just another salmon swimming upstream without hope and going through the daily work. Old wine - what is valued, mellowed, cherished. What is Jesus telling us? We cannot change, cannot save ourselves. We cannot do it ourselves. With God all things are possible. Every day, we take our old wine - the things we value, the things the world expects, old hurts, the things that concern us. And we put them before God - the new wine of the Holy Spirit. Then we see the blessings and we thank Him.
Blessed be God, who creates light out of darkness.
We are new creatures in Christ Jesus, not controlled by the old values, but placing ourselves in front of Father God as His children.
I am the LORD, and there is no other;
apart from me there is no God.
I will strengthen you