“Why Do You Have That Tool?” (Romans 8:26)

The water was gushing out of a broken pipe connected to our water main. Frantically I called my buddy who lived ten minutes away. He quickly showed up with several tools. While I recognized the usual wrenches, he brought an unusual T-shaped tool. Curious, I asked him about it.

“It’s called a water meter key. It’s used to turn the water main on and off.”

I was impressed. “Why do you have this tool? Did you have a similar leak?”

He sheepishly smiled. “Oh well, you never know when you might need one.”

Seriously? I was thankful that he had one and was able to quickly turn off the water main. I was shocked that he had purchased one just in case he would have to use it someday. I was the fortunate recipient of his foresight!

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. Romans 8:26 (NLT)

God gives us spiritual foresight. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit indwells within us. This is our immediate and imperishable salvation. However, the process of sanctification, becoming holy and more like Jesus Christ, is continuous, and will not end until we are in the presence of Jesus Christ. This sanctification occurs as the Holy Spirit works within us, addressing our weaknesses and even helping us to pray when we are distracted!

God’s spiritual foresight ensures that whatever unexpected situations we may face in life, He will always provide us the knowledge and resources to overwhelmingly conquer them.

Now that is the right tool!

Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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