Today's Insight

Saturday, 07/11/20

God has given His Holy Spirit to be our daily Helper

“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another counselor (Helper) to be with you FOREVER—the Spirit of truth.” (John 14:16-18)

The Holy Spirit is GOD, who begins to live in us in Spirit form, the moment we receive the Lord Jesus as our Savior. (Ephesians 1:13-14) When we receive Jesus as Savior, He cannot live in us in His body. There is not room for two bodies. God comes to live in us as Spirit. Jesus said, “He lives with you, and will be in you.” We cannot see Him, but He is with us and daily wants to be our Helper. One of our big challenges is to learn how to daily fellowship with God the Holy Spirit and yield ourselves to His control and guidance. Many Christians do not understand or enjoy the help and power of the Holy Spirit in their lives. All of us have purchased electronic devices at some time. Can you imagine buying one of these, but never connecting it to the power source? You go through the motions of shaving or using a hair dryer, but nothing happens. You become tired of trying, and getting no help from the power source. This is the same as a Christian who knows that they will be in heaven with God someday, but never experiences His help and blessing here.

How can you begin to enjoy His presence and help in your life? Paul instructed the Ephesians, “do not get drunk on wine…but be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18). We can experience the help of the Holy Spirit in the same way that some get drunk on alcohol. Think of three things. To get drunk, you must 1. Make a choice to drink. 2. Then you must actually drink the alcohol and, 3. You then experience the effects. The same is true of the Holy Spirit. 1. You choose to yield yourself to God. 2. You ask in faith for God to fill you with His Spirit, and 3. You trust God to work in you, and you enjoy the effects as He helps you.

God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So, we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.” (Hebrews 13:5-6)