Led by the Spirit

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For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. -Romans 8:14

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” John 14:16

Jesus promises the Holy Spirit to us. The Holy Spirit is infinite- He deigns to be my Helper. He is always ready to offer assistance; all I need to do is ask. When the path before me looks easy and straightforward, I may be tempted to go it alone instead of relying on Him. This is when I am in the greatest danger of stumbling. -Adapted from Jesus Calling, Sarah Young

Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.” John 16:2o

Jesus promises to turn our grief to joy. He is the source of strength within me. Job is such a great example of this- through his griefs Job came to his heritage. “He was tried that his godliness might be confirmed…Job’s afflictions left him with higher conceptions of God and lowlier thoughts of himself. God gave Job glimpses of the future glory. In those wearisome days and nights, he penetrated within the veil, and could say, “I know that my Redeemer lives.” -In the Hour of Silence

Thank God for the sight of all you have never yet been. You have had the vision, but you are not there yet by any means. It is when we are in the valley, where we prove whether we will be the choice ones, that most of us turn back. We are not quite prepared for the blows, which must come if we are going to be turned into the shape of the vision. We have seen what we are not, and what God wants us to be, but are we willing to have the vision “batter’d to shape and use” by God? Those batterings always come in commonplace ways and through commonplace people. -Oswald Chambers

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