Sharing today a Devotional by Beth Jones
"However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come." John 16:13, NKJV
This is one of my favorite passages in the Bible! I love this promise about the Holy Spirit. We have "insider information" by virtue of the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us! I hope you are encouraged today as you consider two amazing pieces of "insider" info the Holy Spirit gives.
He will guide us into all truth: We have the best Guide in the entire world! Ever been on a guided trip? Perhaps four-wheeling, rafting, snorkeling or hiking? Isn't it great to have a guide who knows the ropes? A guide who knows all the things you must see and all the places to avoid? A guide who keeps you safe while taking you on a memorable trip? All we have to do is follow the leader and he will guide us!
The Holy Spirit is the quintessential Guide! He knows the truth about every turn, bump and curve in the road and He will guide us all along the way. He knows all the things we must see and all the things we need to avoid. He keeps us safe while guiding us on a truth-loaded, faith-filled adventure. Our job is to listen to the Guide and follow His lead.
He will tell us things to come: This may be one of the best promises in the Bible! The God who knows everything about the future lives on the inside of us. Talk about "insider information." Think about it. No one else in all of creation knows the future; the only Person who really knows what the future holds is the Holy Spirit. Jesus said the Holy Spirit wouldn't just keep it to Himself, but He would tell us the things to come. You can take that promise to the bank.
You can rest assured that when you seek the Lord, anything that you need to know about your future – the Holy Spirit will show you. He will give you an inclination, a "sense" of what is coming, a knowing and the insider information you need for the circumstances and decisions that affect your life.
Take a moment to read the way the Amplified Bible spells it out…
But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. (John 16:13, AMP)
Today, lean on the Holy Spirit…
Say this prayer and make it yours:
"Father, thank You for the wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit! Holy Spirit, I want to know You better. I want to stay in step and follow You as the Guide of my life. I want to hear Your voice and pick up Your signals as You show me things to come. Thank You for all the 'insider information' I need. In Jesus' Name. Amen."