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Better Than Hamburger Helper

The Watered Soul: Better Than Hamburger Helper

Mar 7, 2011

Better Than Hamburger Helper

Looking for a way to dress up that lone package of ground beef? General Mills offers individuals a quick and easy way to present that ground beef in a more tasty manner. Wikipedia states that the contents of the box are combined with02-11-10 025 browned hamburger meat, water, and milk (something the cook has to have on a hand already) to create a complete dish.

In the same way, God has given the believer a prayer helper—the Spirit. When we combine the Spirit with our weaknesses and willingness to pray, we have a prayer that is complete and free of selfish ambition and manipulation. The Spirit knows the mind and heart of the Father and only prays according to His perfect will.

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 through wordless groans. Romans 8:26 NIV

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At March 7, 2011 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

What a fabulous analogy, Wanda! I will never look at Hamburger Helper the same way again :) Thanks for participating!

At March 7, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Blogger Michelle Gregory said...

i came on over from Yvonne's blog. lovely blog you have. always nice to meet another Lover of God on the web.

At March 7, 2011 at 11:06 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

You've made me pray ... to eat. Think I'll make Hamburger Helper my last meat meal before Lent begins.

At March 7, 2011 at 2:41 PM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

This is simply wonderful Wanda.

Take care.

At March 7, 2011 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Stuff could always be worse said...

I so agree with this post, we do have a Holy Helper!

At March 7, 2011 at 7:39 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Isn't it awesome that the Holy Spirit prays for us and through us even when we don't know exactly what to say or do (which is most of the time, these days, for me!)

At March 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM , Blogger Joanney said...

I really like your recipe for prayer: Spirit, weakness, willingness to pray. Our prayer pantry should never be without any of these.

At March 8, 2011 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Wanda said...

Joanne, it's funny the things God often uses to illustrate a point to me. Michelle happy to have you stop by for a visit. Pleasure to meet you & hope you'll stop by again soon.Bluebutterfly may we each have a renewed thirst and hunger for Him. Yvonne thank you. Kim the best helping hand we could ever have ;)Karen yes it is. God knew just want we would need and He provided the solution. Joanney love the idea of prayer pantry. We really do have all the fixins :)

At March 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM , Blogger B. Niles said...

Hi Wanda,
Great thought for the day. It's amazing to me how God uses everyday activities or fixins to teach us about the spirit realm. It's those little things that give us just the right food for thought and food for the spirit.

God Bless.


At March 10, 2011 at 10:15 PM , Blogger jackie said...

So much better indeed...
I confirm and believe every lines you wrote here.
Without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will all fall down♥

At March 11, 2011 at 12:36 PM , Blogger Just Be Real said...

Came for a refreshment. Blessings.

At March 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Ella said...

How creative you are Wanda! Yes, we need to be selective about our ingredients and what we hope for the outcome~ xXx

At March 13, 2011 at 6:25 PM , Blogger Mining for Diamonds said...

Wanda, thanks for stopping by my blog! :) Nice to "meet" you. This is a great analogy!!! I'm like Joanne, I'll never see Hamburger Helper again! ;)


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