FOLLOW THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH                                 John 16:5-15

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. (v15)

In John 16:13  Jesus called the Holy Spirit “of the  Spirit of Truth.” Here in this passage, He tells us this Spirit has been sent to live within each of us. If the Spirit of Truth is in us, what is His primary function? According to Jesus, it is to guide us into all truth. As we have seen, to be healed, we must face the truth and acknowledge the situation in which we find ourselves. We must stop trying to blame someone else for everything wrong with us. Trying to blame the way we are now on what happened to us earlier in life is not even healthy. I used to have a hard time getting along with people, and I was sure it was because of the way I had been treated in my younger days. But once I began to ask the Lord to heal me, He began to reveal to me the truth about myself and my situation. One of the things He revealed to me was that every time the Holy Spirit tried to guide me into some unpleasant truth about myself, my immediate reaction would always be to say, “Yes, but… The Lord showed me that an excuse just covers up the roots of the problem so that it is never exposed, and the person is never able to be set free. When someone corrects you, do you face the truth and admit you are wrong? Admitting we are wrong is one of the hardest things we ever do in life. Honesty in our relationship with God and other people stops the devil running rampant in our lives (Joyce Meyer)

PRAYER LINE: O God my Father, help me lay hold of this truth and never give up – the life is not to be lived in my own strength, but to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.

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A word well chosen can open a heart to God.

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