It was to our benefit that Jesus went away. That way He could send us a helper, The Spirit of Truth. Think about this… Those of us who call Jesus our Lord and Savior have been given the Holy Spirit, He lives in us, yet for many of us we live just like those who don’t know Christ. Our lives are no different. How can this be? It’s my hope that the people I rub shoulders with daily notice a difference in me, but often I wonder if they do? Am I like all the others— just getting by?
We are missing out, I am missing out.
My desire? To be more intentional.
I want to rely on the Holy Spirit to fill me up. I want to be led by Him. I want to have peace and a sense of contentment that has no further explanation than… it’s Christ in me, the hope of glory.
I want people to see this change and give all the glory to God, saying, “The Lord— He is God!”
“But God is not a coercive God. And though He desires for His children to know peace and love and to have wisdom, I have noticed that often He waits for us to ask. He desires to do more than “help out” a bit. He wants to completely transform us. He wants to take a timid heart and set it ablaze with strength and courage, so much so that people know something supernatural has taken place—life change just as miraculous as fire coming down from heaven. He wants to imbue us with His wisdom because He is the “spirit of wisdom and revelation” Forgotten God— Francis Chan
This week this is what I chose… To be attentive to His voice, to walk in step, and to simply ask, “Helper, help me.” Though at times I struggled, the Holy Spirit was faithful to remind me that in this world there will be trouble but to take heart because He has overcome the world (John 16:33).
I was reminded to wear my armor.
Walking around knowing peace, love, joy, even knowing contentment not because of anything external that could be taken away from you in a split second, or at the blink of an eye, but simply because you know the Truth and you cling to it… it changes everything.
It sets you free.
You find yourself present. And it’s when you are present that you then can finally be the change this world so desperately needs.