When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. John 16:13-15 (ESV)
Guide Me Into All The Truth
That is what I want you to do for me. What do you want me to do for you? I want you to guide me into all the truth. That is a very good desire. That is an excellent request. That is something that I will gladly do for you. How will this happen? How will I know that you are guiding me? What must I do? Do I have any part or any role in your guiding me into all the truth? Those are very good questions. You are wise to have asked them. If you want me to guide you into all the truth you must do three things. What three things must I do? First, you must stop. You must stop to listen to my voice. You must quiet yourself before me. You must listen attentively to me. I can do that. I am not finished with this first step. I’m listening. Where you stop is critically important. You must stop to meet with me in my word. You must allow my word to dwell in you richly. You have said you want to hear from me. Yes, that is true. You will hear from me as we meet together in my word. I got it. I will set a daily time and place to meet with you in your word. That will be very good.
What’s the next step? Second, you must go. You must be willing to go where I guide you to do what I ask of you. Expect that you will be employed in my service. I will work in and through your life. You will bear fruit for the kingdom of God. You will bring glory to His name. I will use you in the harvest. Others will come to know and love and follow and serve me through the testimony of your life. A multitude will give their lives to me as their Savior and Lord through your ministry. You will store up treasure in heaven as you come to know and do my will. I am so excited. I can’t wait.
It is funny that you used that word wait. Why is that? Wait is another step. Although it is not first or second or third. Your life will not be “all stop.” Your life will not be “all go.” There will be plenty of moments of waiting. Waiting will occur in seasons of your life. Waiting will occur in the daily moments of your life. In waiting, you will learn to continually listen to my voice guiding you. In waiting, you will develop and intimate relationship with me. Will you stop and go and wait with me, so I can guard and guide your life? Yes, I will take these three steps with you. That will be very good.
Holy Spirit, I will stop. I will quiet myself before you. I will listen attentively to your voice speaking to me. I will allow you to boldly declare God’s word to me at just the right time and circumstance. Turn my life around. Guard me. Guide me in all that is true. Amen
Key Question… When has the Holy Spirit amplified God’s word and boldly declared it to you at just the right time?
Living It Out… Stop and be quiet and make yourself attentive to the voice of the Holy Spirit so you can hear from Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Holy Spirit will boldly declare God’s word to you in just the right time and circumstance.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are attentively listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to guide you into all the truth.
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