Do you use the help God sent, or do you prefer doing things the hard way on your own? If you are a born-again Christian, your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). God has given every believer the help to be comforted, strengthen, and will remain on standby for whatever might occur.
But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I [Jesus] go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you] (John 16:7, AMP).
Don’t wait for a fleshy feeling before you recognize the Holy Spirit’s presence.
- Do you need strength? The Strengthener lives in you.
- Do you need comforting? Reach inside and draw from the Comforter.
- Do you need someone to come to your defense? Appeal to the Advocator that dwells in you.
- Do you need wisdom? Call on the Counselor right inside.
Help has already arrived.
Most of the things we are longing for are already inside of us. The Holy Spirit is all-inclusive; not only does He have everything that we need, but the power to bring it about. Therefore, He should be our first interaction in time of need. The extent to which we can take advantage of this Superpower will depend solely on our faith to believe. Jesus’ disciples were in direct contact with Him, but so are we through His Holy Spirit.
God wants us to experience His power and not just talk about it theoretically.
But do we have a practical understanding of using the help God sent? I don’t know about you, but as for me, just knowing the Holy Spirit lives in me makes me want to know how to use Him more effectively in my life and the lives of others. I’m making this my life’s mission; I can’t think of anything more important for me to do.
The more we immerse ourselves in the presence of God, the more His proximity becomes undeniable.
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I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help! 2 My help cometh from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not permit thy foot to be moved; He that keepeth thee will not slumber (Psalm 121:1-3, NKJV).
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