The Holy Spirit – My Comforter

John 16:8-11 (NIVWhen he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
I am so thankful that the Word of the Lord is faithful and sure. When He says He will do something, He does it.  A  Pentecost God sent us the Comforter, the who speaks to our spirits when we are joyful, when we are down, when we are in prayer for others or when we are learning from the Holy Scriptures. When the prince of this world tries to condemn us and give us feelings of guilt the sweet Holy Spirit revives us again and reminds us who we are and whose we are. I  know that I am imperfect, but I also know whose I am.
2 Corinthians 3:6 (NIVHe has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Life without the Holy Spirit is NOT life at all.  It is existing in the quagmire of our humanness, our filth, and guilt.  It is existing and going through the motions of “what is, what was, and what might be.”  It is living a life without meaning and purpose.  The Holy Spirit speaks pleasure, enjoyment, peace, and comfort into my life each day.  Although, I have a chronic pain disease He gives me peace.  When the doctors tell me they don’t know what to do with me the Holy Spirit tells me, “Peace be still!” I praise your Holy name Father for this precious gift. When I am so overwhelmed and distraught Father that I don’t know what to pray the Holy Spirit is my reminder, it is my speaker, it is my groaner, it utters things to You Father that I do not even begin to think about.  There are times when Scripture is all that floods my soul when I am trying to pray.  Sometimes people their situations and environment flood my spirit and the Holy Spirit says “Peace – Be Still!!”  Sometimes I flounder in my prayer and thoughts just fly through my head and the Holy Spirit brings me back to where I am and what I should be focusing on at that particular time.  Sometimes I get up and I am so overwhelmed with school that I do my Bible Study, but I don’t kneel down to pray and the Holy Spirit asks me, “Are we going to have a chat today?” Father, I would be so lost without my dear friend who protects me from myself and controls my thought life.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14 NIV12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but many.

The oneness that I experience with the Body of Christ worldwide would not exist were it not for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  At times the tears jus flow when I think about the many who are serving your Father under atrocious conditions.  Their lives are on the line every single day.  They do not know if they will live through the day because they are spiritual foreigners in their own land. Their family members are against them, their neighbors hate them and deride them, but I know that the Holy Spirit guards and protects them because they have a work to do.  So, even though I do not know some of those people I experience oneness with them simply because they are members of the Body of Christ universal. That would not exist without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:9 (NIVYou, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

The mere thought of not belonging to Christ is scary.  The indwelling of the Holy Spirit seals me into the Family of God.  I am so thankful for that fact Father.  Just knowing that you made provision for me and my brothers and sisters in Christ before the very foundations of the earth shows me how special this precious member of the Godhead is to my spiritual well-being.

Galatians 5:22-23  (KJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

My heart’s cry Father – my inward want is to live a life that demonstrates the fruit of the spirit.  This world needs joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith meekness, and temperance.  We are not kind to each other at all.  We have forgotten that these traits that we need are the same traits that others need.  A world without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is a world of anarchy and we are headed in that direction right now Father. Reminded me each second of the day who I am – an ambassador of Christ. A disciple of Christ in whom the Holy Spirit dwells must live a life that glorifies you Father and that is my heart’s cry. I fail you many times when it comes to this, but I know that of myself I can do nothing.  Through Christ all things are possible and through the power of the Holy Spirit, my life will become transformed to show Jesus and “Herein [will] my Father [be] glorified, [as I] bear much fruit; [because I am your] disciple.”

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