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We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do

April 23, 2014

13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. – John 16:13-14

 

My wife, who was a high school cheerleader, cheer coach, and overall cheer enthusiast, will often bust out a cheer from her long, long, looonngg list of known cheers. As we were discussing the resurrection and ascension of Jesus we started to talk about the Holy Spirit. And yes, you guessed it, a cheer followed. “We’ve got spirit, YES WE DO, We’ve got spirit, HOW ABOUT YOU?”

 

In the passage, Jesus is sharing the Passover meal with His disciples, known as the Last Supper. He knows that He soon would be leaving the earth and the disciples will be in a state of uncertainty. So, in Jesus fashion, He tells them several things to help them cope that they do not quite understand yet.

 

Jesus promises to leave a helper, the Holy Spirit, in His place. The Spirit of Truth will guide believers toward a life that glorifies Christ. Jesus states that he has many things to say to the disciples, but they would be unable to bear it at that point. The Holy Spirit would guide them and us to know the things Jesus still had to say.

 

Where we lack in wisdom the Holy Spirit gives. A lot like the disciples, who we can look back on and wonder how they were so dense, I can miss what is going on in front of my very eyes. I will never be smart enough to understand the ways of God, however, the Holy Spirit is someone I can allow to be wise for me so that I know what I need to know.

 

So yes, I’ve got Spirit too. Perhaps I need to start living empowered by Him.

 

Personal Application

 

How reliant are you on the Holy Spirit daily? Do you ever forget He is there and wonder why God feels so far off?

 

Home Application

 

Talk with your family about the Holy Spirit. We misunderstand the Holy Spirit a lot of the times and do not give him much credence. Jesus gave us a personal helper to lead and guide every step we take.

 

Do you consider the Holy Spirit as an equal part of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)?

 

Today’s Devo written by Travis Hogg.

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