Holy Spirit, Counselor

27 10 2010

But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:25-27)

During Bible study last night and church this past weekend, we have talked a lot about the Holy Spirit. I have loved this conversation because I also am reading a book called the Forgotten God by Francis Chan that is all about the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives and how it is largely forgotten in the church today.

So what is the role of the Holy Spirit and how can we relate to it? It is the manifestation of God living in us. It is our direction our guidance our wise counsel. A direct connection to the Lord. It is what allows us as Christians to be able to pray and commune directly with God without having a priest or a Rabbi pray for us. We say things like “God is always with us” or “God will lead my way,” but do we believe it? If you don’t believe in the Holy Spirits workings in your life, how can you be directed by God? The Holy Spirit is at work in us every moment, helping us making wise choices both for the future and for today. It;s that voice, that feeling we get when we know something is right or wrong. Its a sense of peace when there should be chaos. Its  the reason we have “aha” moments, when we finally understand something we never did before. How have you seen the Holy Spirit at work in your life?

In His love,




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16 11 2010


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