Are we allowing the Holy Spirit to illuminate Christ in us?
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
I don’t know about you but I wasn’t really taught about the Holy Spirit in my early Christian walk. I knew that God was a great and mighty God. Creator of all things, my provider and my protector. I knew that He gave up His only Son for my salvation and to lay out a path of examples for me to follow. But then what? The Holy Spirit was this uncharted territory that no one really knew how to explain or even wanted to. So here I went trying to live my Christian life still by my own understanding. Let me tell you, that didn’t always turn out so well. My understanding is limited and as I age, I find that it’s even more limited than yesterday. My decision making was based on what I thought and I didn’t understand that God had also given me a help, the Holy Spirit, to guide me if I would let him. I’m still a little foggy on how to do that but I’m learning that if my eagerness to do is not been lead by a period of prayer, waiting, prayer, waiting, listening and a heaping full of gut (inward guidance), then most likely I’m not waiting on the Holy Spirit to help me with my walk.
I definitely don’t have the Holy Spirit thing all figured out. I definitely don’t always do enough praying and waiting. I definitely don’t always allow my gut to lead me instead of my head & heart. But I’m learning. I’m listening. And I’m eagerly awaiting His guidance.
So I encourage you to seek out the Holy Spirit that you’ve been given for your guidance. Allow Him to help you through your days.
Lord, I thank you! You have left nothing to chance. You gave me a beautiful life, you gave me your son for my forgiveness so that I would have hope for a beautiful eternity and you’ve given me the Holy Spirit to walk with me through my beautiful days. I’m grateful! Lord I pray that others, those I love and those I do not know, will seek you as they live here on earth so that they will be with me in heaven. Amen!