Step 18: The Holy Spirit – Our Helper and Guide

Just before the Lord Jesus went to the cross, He told His disciples: “The Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send, will guide you into all truth.” John 16: 13

When the Lord Jesus left for heaven, the Holy Spirit came down to all the disciples. They were filled with wisdom, courage, and boldness to live for the Lord Jesus and to tell everyone about Him.

How does the Holy Spirit guide us?

When I gave my life to the Lord Jesus, there was a quiet, gentle voice speaking to me in my heart – the voice of the Holy Spirit

He warns me when I want to do something wrong. He always points me in the right direction towards the Lord Jesus.

He reminds me of my past sins and helps me repent (feel truly sorry for them) and ask God for forgiveness for every one of them. He helps me turn away from them.

He shows me specific Bible verses – just the ones I need for the day or for the situation for which I need guidance.  He tells me how to pray and what to pray.

He teaches me God’s truths from the Bible. He opens my heart and gives me understanding. And they become crystal clear to me!   

He comforts me when I feel sick, lonely, or sorrowful.  And when I am too weak or heart-broken even to cry out to God, He prays to God in my place for me!

He gives me courage when I want to tell everyone about the Lord Jesus and what he has done for me and shows me how to do it.

He directs me along God’s path and helps me serve others.

What a wonderful gift God has given us!  He has not left us alone to struggle through our life on our own. He has sent us God, the Holy Spirit, to be with us always.

Prayer: “Holy Spirit, I thank You, Lord, for living in me and guiding me always. Please help me to listen for your soft voice and obey You always.”

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