But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all 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. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.” John 16:13-16 (NIV)
Are you telling me that you will help me to know what is coming next? Are you saying that I won’t be left in the dark? You will help me to know how to live and walk in the truth? You will guard and guide my life? You will help me to know what steps I should take next in life? Do I have this correct? Am I right in my thinking? Yes, I will help you to know what is coming next. Yes, as long as you continue to follow me you will never find yourself in the dark. You will walk in the light with me. As you follow me, I will help you to know how to live and walk in the truth. As you follow me, I will be guarding and guiding your life. You will not go where you should not go. You will not do what you should not do. I will make you able to know and do my will. This sounds very good to me. You are describing the kind of life that I want to live. It is the desire of my heart and mind and life to know you. I want to do your will. I want to live in ways that please you. I want to walk in the light with you. I want to be set free to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. That is very good.
How can I make sure that I am following you? Draw near to me and I will draw near to you. Hold on to me as I hold on to you. Sit at my feet. Listen to my instructions. Follow my guidance. Listen to my word. Put into practice all that I am teaching you. Separate yourself from evil. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Do not allow yourself to be conformed to this world. Focus your heart and mind and life on me. Let me use my word to change your heart, transform your mind and guide your life. Then you will know for certain that you are following me. All of these things I will joyfully do. That will be very good.
Holy Spirit, speak to me now. Show me what is to come and the next steps you want me to take. I’m here in your word attentively listening for your instructions and following your guidance. Take my hand and lead me on the path of life. I will follow you. Amen
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