Believers are indwelled with the Holy Spirit the moment they accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. That is a permanent residency. We can count on this connection to God every minute of every day. The Holy Spirit helps us face all of the challenges of life through the power of God. The Holy Spirit helps us understand the will of God, points us in the right direction, and stands with us in times of despair.
“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, so that He may be with you forever; the Helper is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him; but you know Him because He remains with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17
There is no better guide in life than the Holy Spirit. He knows each of us intimately – past, present, and future. We feel his presence every time we come to a crossroad and aren’t sure which way to turn. We may feel a heaviness in our heart guiding us away from one choice and a deep inner peace pulling us in the direction of the will of God. We have to stay open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit so we don’t miss His instruction. We have to stay in communication with the Holy Spirit in prayer and through our study of the Bible. When we remain in tune with the Holy Spirit, our lives are perfectly positioned to accomplish every task the Lord places in our path.
“By this we know that we remain in Him and He in us, because He has given to us of His Spirit.” 1 John 4:13
We know we are being guided by the Holy Spirit when we seem to be empowered by supernatural strength and wisdom, when resources seem to come out of nowhere, and when those around us are filled with words of encouragement. The Holy Spirit knows precisely what we need to fully enjoy our relationship with Jesus, and He enables us to achieve all that we can in the Lord. There isn’t anything the Holy Spirit can’t handle. As children of God, we are safely in the hands of the Holy Spirit every minute of every day.
“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons and daughters of God.” Romans 8:14
The Holy Spirit is with us to reveal the truth. He is our direct line to all the knowledge of God. When we obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Don’t allow this world to disrupt your connection to the Holy Spirit. If needed, find a quiet place to pray and listen carefully for His guidance. Trust Him always! He will never point you in the wrong direction. You will be greatly blessed when you depend fully on the Spirit of Truth.
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