Daily Devotions

It’s an Inside Job (1)

October 01, 2018

“He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.”            Jn 14:16 

 

Do you remember dinner without cell phones? Your family enjoying each other’s company, uninterrupted by technology? We’re a generation that’s losing the art of communication—and intimacy—and it’s also impacting the time we spend alone with God. Although Jesus preceded the high-tech age, He was in constant demand; the multitudes pursued Him at all hours of the day and night. Nevertheless, the Scriptures tell us, “A great while before day, he…departed into a solitary place, and there prayed” (Mk 1:35). Jesus made time to be alone with His Father. It requires spiritual discipline to be still and listen; to deliberately eliminate life’s noise and racket. But if we’ll practice it, we’ll discover a heart-satisfying fellowship with the resident Holy Spirit. Invest a few minutes reading John chapters 14-16, and let your spirit absorb Jesus’ message. Notice, He wants His disciples to have peace, and He comforts them with the assurance that they’re never left alone. These are all blessings He wants us to share too. Question: How can you find this peace and comfort? Answer: “It’s an inside job,” because the Holy Spirit lives in you. Jesus told His disciples, “I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.” It may be Christianity’s best-kept secret, that the Holy Spirit is available to and indwellsevery true believer, providing everything we need to handle life’s difficulties and opportunities. The “Comforter” was promised by the Son, sent by the Father, and today He’s ours by faith. Embrace Him, trust His power, experience His peace, and follow His guidance. 

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account_circle Lisa Lynn Miller

pray for me for wisdom....right real heart and clean for God no lies no more....hate this re me....I give myself to Gods Hands for i have been wrong re my life for Him for too many years....#sad....thankyou God in Christ for life...plz dont take your Holy Spirit from me....

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