Holy Spirit (4)

04 December 2018
‘The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness.’

Our daily life should be founded on prayer and Bible reading. But it’s not always easy. We lack motivation, we’re easily distracted, and we’re not always sure what we should be praying for or why we need to read certain passages. God knows that we can struggle with these things, that’s why He helps us through the Holy Spirit: ‘The Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father…knows…what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us…in harmony with God’s own will’ (vv. 26-27 NLT). This means that no matter how we feel when we pray, the Holy Spirit joins in prayer with us, and for us, transforming our weakest prayers into powerful appeals to God the Father. And when it comes to reading God’s Word – the Bible – the Holy Spirit is equally involved. Jesus said, ‘But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come’ (John 16:13 NIV). This verse shows us that the Holy Spirit does three things: 1) He guides us as we study the Word of God and seek to understand it. 2) He takes what Jesus wants us to know and reveals it to us. The Spirit can show us new things from verses we’ve read many times before. 3) He opens our understanding about things that are still to come. Books, Scripture-based resources, and skilled Bible teachers can be really helpful, but they’re no substitute when it comes to hearing from the Holy Spirit for ourselves and listening carefully to what He wants to tell us.


What Now?

Pick a chapter of the Bible. Before you read, ask the Spirit to show you something new from it.

Sign up to get your copy delivered

Read More

18th Feb 2019
17th Feb 2019
16th Feb 2019
15th Feb 2019
14th Feb 2019
13th Feb 2019
12th Feb 2019
11th Feb 2019
10th Feb 2019
09th Feb 2019
08th Feb 2019
07th Feb 2019
06th Feb 2019
05th Feb 2019
04th Feb 2019
03rd Feb 2019
02nd Feb 2019
01st Feb 2019
31st Jan 2019
30th Jan 2019
29th Jan 2019
28th Jan 2019
27th Jan 2019
26th Jan 2019
25th Jan 2019


Social Media