Open Heaven: 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer

Devotional

KNOWING THE HOLY SPIRIT 
In John 14, Jesus told His disciples that He was leaving them. He had spent about three years with them and now He was going to be with the Father. But He was not abandoning them to fend for themselves. He had asked the Father to give them the Holy Spirit, who would be with them and never leave them. The Holy Spirit isn’t a mystery, or an elusive person or concept. He is a gift from God to us. We do not have to search for Him, or unravel who He is. In fact, the Bible says clearly that we can know Him, because He lives with us and is in us. God has given us the Holy Spirit to navigate the journey of life.

The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth. Whatever problems or uncertainty there may be in our lives, the Holy Spirit has been given to us to help us. He will guide us and lead us and give us the answer we need to walk through those situations. When we are tempted, He is there to provide a way out for us. When we fail, He is there to convict us and lead us to repentance.

The Holy Spirit will never leave us. He is the helper that the Father has sent to be by our side. We don’t have to walk through life alone because the Holy Spirit is with us. Regardless of our situation or our feelings, the truth remains that the Holy Spirit has been sent to us to be by our side. What a great comfort and assurance God has given us! We are never alone!

The Holy Spirit is in us. He is not just a guide, or someone by your side - He is alive and lives in you! The Holy Spirit is a part of you and walks with you through life. He is not just a force or a power, but a Person you can talk with and pour your heart out to. 

So invite Him today into your work, marriage, finances, ministry, and every area of your life. Acknowledge His presence in your life and choose to know Him more today.

Response:
Start every day by inviting the Holy Spirit to be a part of your life - whether it’s in your family, relationships, finances, studies or work. Acknowledge your need for the Holy Spirit because He is here to help you.

What is an area of your life where you need the Holy Spirit to guide and help you? Invite Him into those areas and trust that He can work on your behalf.

Prayer:
Dear Holy Spirit, I need You! I welcome You into my life. Thank you for being my Teacher, Encourager and Counsellor. Help me to depend on You and be led by You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.