Today’s devotion is based on John 14:25,26, “I have told you this while I am still with you. The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you.”
Jesus knows what we are like, stubborn and want to depend on our own reason, even though our thoughts and beliefs are proven faulty time after time. So he gives us the Holy Spirit. Part of the Spirit’s work is to make us remember what Jesus did for us and what he taught us. If he is to do this for us, we have to let him. The best way to let the Holy Spirit help us remember what Jesus taught is to use God’s word, often.
Too many of us remember our confirmation as a graduation from a Christian education. It wasn’t the end of all study. Rather, it was the beginning of a new chapter in our relationship with God; it helped equip us for Bible study that would be vital in the future.
If we deny the need for Bible study, we are closing the door on one of the major ways the Holy Spirit speaks to us. We miss so much comfort; we leave ourselves open to teachings that ‘sound good’ but are not, plus we are not feeding our faith. Being open to Scripture allows the Holy Spirit to keep us certain of eternal life.
Please pray with me the prayer for today. Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, always keep my heart open to all the Spirit wants to teach me and do for me so that my faith is always strong. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.