Friday, October 23, 2015

Our Divine Helper

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

I follow a Christian theology that is Trinitarian. That means I believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. As Christ followers, we talk about the Father a lot. We study the Son, Jesus, and pattern our lives after His example. But what about God the Spirit? When it comes to the Holy Spirit, some are confused at best. 

Allow me to simplify things a little. The Holy Spirit is the presence of God in our lives, which enables us to carry on the work of Jesus. Jesus promised us this Helper. He said, “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you” [John 14:16-17].

“The Helper.” The Holy Spirit helps us in three very specific ways:

Inwardly, by granting us the Fruit of the Spirit - Galatians 5:22-24

Upwardly, by praying for us when we don’t know how - Romans 8:28

Outwardly, by pouring [literally, gushing] God’s love into our hearts - Romans 5:5

If you want to be everything God wants you to be, don’t overlook God the Holy Spirit’s impact in your life. All God’s children are led by Him.

For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:14

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