Monday, October 15, 2012

The Great Helper

The last few days have been crazy busy for me and my family. Through the crazy, I have thought a lot about prayer, and I've focused more on prayer without ceasing. A friend and I were talking about the value of bringing everything to God in prayer and how sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the craziness of life, and forget to pray. It caused me to pray to God asking that He increase my habit of prayer, and to remind me to pray!
This morning, I read John 13 and 14. There were some verses that especially impacted me in The Voice. The first one in chapter 13 is about love:

"So I give you a new command: Love each other deeply and fully. Remember the ways that I have loved you, and demonstrate your love for others in those same ways. Everyone will know you as followers if you demonstrate your love to others." verse 34-35

After reading this I had to pray that God reveal to me more truth about how He loves. What does it look like to love someone deeply and fully?  How exactly do I demonstrate love for others? To obey this command, what is required of me?
Moving on to chapter 14, in verse 12 it says this:

"I tell you the truth: whoever believes in Me will be able to do what I have done, but they will do even greater things, because I will return to be with the Father."

Then verse 16:

"I will ask the Father to send you another Helper, the Spirit of Truth, who will remain constantly with you."

God's Spirit, the Holy Spirit, never leaves me. He reveals all truth, and enables me to do greater things than I think possible. He enables me to love deeply and fully. He demonstrates through me His love. He brings the desires of my heart and soul to the Father, and changes me. It is only through Him that I can obey this command, through prayer. Jesus has said that if I ask for anything in His name, He will give it to me. If I love Him, then I will obey Him. So, I am asking Him to continue to Say That Again to me. And, I will continue to pray that He will enable me to do what He has done, to love deeply and fully.

1 comment:

  1. Funny every time I look at this post I see "The Great HEALER."


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