Sometimes I think the Holy Spirit gets forgotten when we speak of the Trinity…….the Trinity is the FATHER, the SON and the HOLY SPIRIT.
When JESUS left this earth, HE did so, to leave with us a Helper and that is the HOLY SPIRIT.
When the Spirit resides within us, we have that Holy Barometer, that absolute guide to filter, compare and discern all things of this world and what is to come.
We might think the Holy Spirit is just some type of decoration, but truth be told, our lives cannot be lived in obedience to GOD without the Holy Spirit’s influence on every step of our journey.
Do you invite the Spirit to reside within you daily?
Sometimes I think we take the Spirit for granted. HE is that still small voice, but how often do we listen? How often do we invite HIM into our daily lives?
2 CORINTHIANS 3: 17 “NOW THE LORD IS THE SPIRIT, AND WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS, THERE IS FREEDOM.”
How do we know then that we are being led by the Spirit? We will know because HE will never ask us to do anything or lead us into anything that is in opposition to any of GOD’S words. HIS truth will align with the truth of GOD and there is your Holy Barometer!
There is power and strength in the Holy Spirit and therefore it’s existence is beyond all our understanding, but JESUS told us HE would leave the Spirit with us and in us to guide us. Thank goodness HE did! Let us trust in HIS promise.
JOHN 6: 63 “IT IS THE SPIRIT WHO GIVES LIFE; THE FLESH IS NO HELP AT ALL.”
There are some tangible things we can recognize about the Spirit’s help if we pay close attention……..
HE will illuminate the word of GOD
How often have you read and reread a particular passage only for it to one day jump off the page at you in clarity like never before? The Spirit points you to exactly what you needed to hear that day!
HE will open our ears to something being said.
Many times the wisdom of the LORD comes right through to us by a friendly piece of advice said in such a way to make a profound impact upon us. Maybe you were praying for wisdom and your friend meeting with you was praying for wisdom to help you in some way. The Spirit has a way of leading the conversation in the right direction! Often the words being said were exactly what you needed to hear…….they were a comfort and a solution and a guide.
HE will lead us to praise and worship of the FATHER.
We tend to complain and worship what we should not. The Spirit prepares our hearts to be right with GOD and to view HIM in awe and wonder. Our worship becomes vertical rather than self-centered in a way that only with the Spirit’s help could authentic worship on our part be possible.
HE will lead us in the right direction – always!
If we are submitted to GOD, then we are submitted to the Spirit and HE will lead us away from sin and all that is not good for us. Let us pray daily that the Spirit will give us that strong conviction we need in the world to do the right thing because we have a choice to follow that still small voice or not! Let us follow, let us trust and let us know that with the Spirit’s help, we are in very good hands. Let your Holy Barometer guide you and your steps will be sure today and every day that you seek HIM.
HE will transform our minds and our thinking.
How often do you get a thought that honestly you know you would never have thought of on your own? Best example I have for that is when I get a phrase of a few words put together and I know I didn’t come up with those thoughts, so I know to write them down and somehow they turn into a post on this blog. What about when someone crosses your mind out of nowhere and you decide to call them and sure enough they were needing a friend that very day?
Let us remember that the Spirit of truth will always set us free…….HE will transform, mold, guide and lead us always in a closer relationship with the LORD. HE will teach us to love, forgive and to extend mercy and grace to others, just as JESUS did. HIS leading and HIS goal is to make us more like JESUS and for that we can be forever grateful.
ROMANS 1: 4-6 “……..AND WAS DECLARED TO BE THE SON OF GOD IN POWER ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT OF HOLINESS BY HIS RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD, JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, THROUGH WHOM WE HAVE RECEIVED GRACE AND APOSTLESHIP TO BRING ABOUT THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH FOR THE SAKE OF HIS NAME AMONG ALL THE NATIONS, INCLUDING YOU WHO ARE CALLED TO BELONG TO JESUS CHRIST.”