Devotional: The Heavenly Trio Make A Shift Change.

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Devotions, The Being Of God

Week 4 – Day 3 – The Being Of God:

Remember to read the Bible verse from your own Bible and get context by reading what comes before and after it.

Verse: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” – John 14:26 (NKJV) 

In todays devotional we begin to unpack the three part nature of God in a practical way. The book of John is packed with wonderful imagery of the life and ministry of Jesus on Earth. Jesus himself is quoted all the way through the book and it’s filled with promises.

Today we uncover one of these promises in the announcement of a pending shift change in the team that is The God Head. As the disciples share their doubts about the future, Jesus reassures them with some basic truths and some red letter guarantees [in a red letter Bible any red type are words from Jesus own lips].

Jesus tells them that His time with them is short. You can imagine how this made them feel bereft. But He said not to worry as the Father will send a comforter….a coach. God, or Him in another form, that can be with them where ever they go. Jesus knew that the twelve would soon be scattered in ministry and the comforter, the Holy Spirit would be with them always and forever.

This promise is for us too because as we become followers of Jesus, we too become his disciples. As you continue on this journey and as you learn more about Jesus and study the Bible, you can trust the Holy Spirit to guide you in all things.

I used to worry that I would never know enough until I realised that the Holy Spirit was my coach and He’s yours too. Pray daily for Him to dwell in you so that His behaviour is your behaviour, so that your decisions are His decisions. Take the time to ask Him and then make sure to listen for the answer.

One thing for sure is that the answer you get from Him will likely be the opposite to that which you would have come up with on your own. 

Reflection:

The promise of the Holy Spirit as our Helper is a profound assurance of God’s presence and guidance in our lives. Reflect on a time when you felt the Holy Spirit’s guidance or comfort in your life.

Questions:

  1. How does the Holy Spirit teach us and bring to remembrance the words of Jesus?
  2. In what ways can we cultivate a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit in our daily lives?
  3. How does the presence of the Holy Spirit impact our ability to navigate life’s challenges with faith and resilience?

Remember to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide you every time you contemplate or read about God.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Papa God, we thank you for the precious gift of the Holy Spirit, our Helper and Guide. Help us to open our hearts to His leading and teaching. May we be sensitive to His presence in our lives, and may He empower us to live according to Your will. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Graham Hood

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