The Teacher Inside
John 14:26 “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.” ~CSB
Picture this; you are about to go into a situation, and you find yourself ‘rehearsing’ the words you are going to say. You may have ‘practiced’ how you were going to act in response to something or someone negative. For example, a co-worker, a family member or maybe even some church members, you are about to have that confrontational conversation with.
You may be dreading this situation so much that stress and worry come over you. It’s important to know, at this point, that any situation that comes your way, (with Christ in your heart), God will pave the way through, and its results will be a blessing. God knows you may not know the right thing to say or do, therefore He has provided a ‘Teacher’ inside all of us.
This Teacher, Counselor, Advocate, is a gift from the Almighty God to us, that represents the mission of His Son. When we become a new creation in Christ, (2 Corinthians 5:17), we are newly chosen like Peter was when Jesus approached him on his boat. We are called, but we need to be trained. We will enter situations that we have no knowledge of how to handle. But God, our omniscient Father, allows us guidance through the Holy Spirit. How do we get that guidance?
Through ‘daily doses’ of the Word of God. Let me give you an example. Jesus told His disciples in John 14:15-16, “If you love me, you will keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.” ~CSB
In the Word of God, Jesus allows us the promise of a guide through this unstable and unreliable world. To remain dedicated Christians, we cannot survive without this guidance. The way the Holy Spirit works is that He will feed you as you feed your spirit with scriptures. Another great Word from God comes from Luke 12 verses 11 through 12, “And when you are brought to trial in the synagogues and before rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how to defend yourself or what to say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said.” ~NLT
No matter what situation you may fall into, rely on the Holy Spirit to lead you to the right words and the right actions. This is because at that very moment, God is about to work that miracle in you for somebody. You may know it, you may not, but it is God’s time to shine in you. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you and do not get in the way of that blessing.
If your relationship with God is strong, meaning you spend time with Him every day, the Holy Spirit’s voice in guidance will be strong in your heart. Listen to the Counselor. Follow the lead of the Advocate. And pray in thanksgiving, giving God all the praise because we serve a God that loves us enough to always be with us. Allowing the Holy Spirit to, “…teach us all things and remind us of everything Jesus has told us…”
May God bless and keep you in His peace as you journey in Jesus’ name,
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Authors Billy & Yolanda
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