Over 4 years ago our family moved from a house we lived in for over 15 years. We were in desperate need of help to move our belongings (family of six) to our new house over 45 minutes away. When I think of being helped, I think of the selfless couple and their two children from our church that spent two days helping us move everything. They were a blessing to our family and we will always be in a debt of gratitude to them for their kindness.
Before Jesus was crucified on the cross for our sins, He talked to His disciples about sending the best kind of helper. "Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth. It is for your benefit that I go away, because if I don't go away the Counselor will not come to you. If I go, I will send Him to you." (John 16:7) Jesus goes on to tell His disciples "When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth." (John 16:13)
Here is a wonderful reminder how the Holy Spirit helps us:
* Regenerates us (John 3:6-7)
* Convicts us (John 16:8)
* Empowers us with gifts (1 Cor. 12:4-7)
* Testifies in our hearts that we are God's children (Gal. 4:6)
* Leads us (Gal. 5:18, 25)
* Makes us fruitful (Gal: 5:22-23)
* Grants and nurtures in us resurrection life (Rom. 8:11)
* Enables us to kill sin (Rom. 8:13)
* Intercedes for us when we don't know what to pray (Rom. 8:26-27)
*Guides us into truth (John 16:13)
*Transforms us into the image of Christ (2 Cor. 3:18)
(List obtained from Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund)
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might" (Ephesians 6:10)
"A mental concept has more voltage than electricity; civilizations are changed by ideas." said Norman Vincent Peale. Emerson said, "Beware of an idea whose time has come."
Here is a powerful song to remind us of the presence of the Holy Ghost. You might want to get out your dancing boots for this song!
"I may be flesh and bone
But in my haunted soul
I got the Holy Ghost
I know where I came from
Can't keep me from my home
I am a child of God"
Have a great evening!
-Miguel R. Viera
Executive Director at Family Ministries of America
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