Dear Christ Follower,
When would you like for the Holy Spirit to whisper these words to your heart, “Hey, that’s not who you are. ‘For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, Abba! Father! The Spirit himself bears witness to our spirit that we are the children of God'” (Romans 8:15,16)
A. When you hear yourself saying, “How could anyone ever love me?”
B. When you hear yourself saying, “Man, just who do you think you are to think you can tell me anything?”
C. When you hear yourself saying, “Just this one time, then never again. I mean it. Tomorrow, I’m done with this…I’m never gonna do it again.”
D. When you feel yourself slipping back into that defense mechanism you learned during your neglected childhood.
E. When you find yourself thinking, “Arrrgh, I just don’t get it. Why did I yell at her again?!”
F. When you keep asking yourself, “Why am I so stupid?”
G. When someone asks, “What is wrong with you, seriously, you can’t be that __________ (fill in the blank)?”
H. When you and another find yourselves shouting, “Oh yeah? Well, what about…?”
I. When you find yourself worried about how you’ll ever get out of the mess you feel you’re in.
J. All of the above and so many, many more.
Would you be surprised if I told you the Holy Spirit will often whisper, even shout, God’s written word to your heart of hearts? Would you be surprised if I told you it is in fact the Holy Spirit’s primary means for leading you? Would you be surprised to know you can expect this routinely? Hmmm?
Spend some time in John 14:1-27. Be amazed. Be blessed. Then, if you’d like, share your thoughts or questions. Let’s talk.