5.16.2014

Coffee with Kris


Morning Ladies! This is the first post in our new "Coffee Date" series.  This year we are focusing on Romans 8 and asked several women to write a post on the significance of that chapter in their lives. Today, Kris Bering is sharing a little about prayer.  Her favorite coffee is a non-fat mocha with whip from Starbucks. Thanks so much, Kris! 

Six years ago, my two daughters were required to memorize all of Romans 8 over the course of a school year. As a result, the three of us poured over the passage on an almost daily basis and it became a "go to" scripture for me. I was and am still amazed by how one chapter can be so empowering, yet tender. 

One of my favorite verses is 8:26-27, "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. 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." How often I am overwhelmed in prayer, not really knowing what or how to pray. Perhaps my prayers would just be wild, disorganized ranting, but The Lord, in his compassion, gave me the Spirit. He intercedes for me. How comforting! Although I'm imperfect, flawed and will continue to be so, I have the Spirit to stand before the throne and plead for me. Thank the Lord!

A Little about Kris
Married 22 years, 3 children, RN, homeschool mom, transplant from Wisconsin.