PRAYER: Please pray today for Jojo who is suffering with sickness. Prayers for healing.
DEVOTION: “If we were to examine John’s gospel, we would see that Jesus predicted all that we are getting today with the coming of the Holy Spirit. Our Lord said that the Holy Spirit would take of the things of His word and reveal them to us. (See John 14:26 and John 16:14) (pg 67)
But the Advocate, 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. – John 14:26
He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. – John 16:14
The Holy Spirit takes the things of the Word and reveals them to us. Takes the truths of the Word and makes them known to us. The Spirit takes the hope of the Word and reveals it to us.
So. Let’s talk about this practically. How many times do you sit down and open the Bible and actually pray before readying? Just pray before you read, before you try to understand what you’re about to read? If I’m honest. Not enough.
So, the idea here is that before we even attempt to open the Bible and understand what we’re about to read, we pray. Even before reading a devotion. Pray. Before doing anything that involves God, we pray. So basically anything and everything we do over the course of the day. Pray.
This Holy Spirit whom Jesus sent to us, is the counselor, the interpreter of it all. The Spirit in us reveals all that Jesus gave us. All that He was trying to teach us in His word.
So. Today’s assignment. Pray. But here’s the thing. It shouldn’t be an assignment. It should be a lifestyle. Let’s make it that.