It’s An Inside Job (1)

Jul 28, 2023

‘He will give you another Comforter, and He will never leave you.’John 14:16 TLB

Remember life before mobile phones, Facebook, WhatsApp, and TikTok? We used to enjoy being with friends and family uninterrupted by technology! Our generation is losing the art of communication and intimacy—and it’s also impacting the time we spend alone with God. Although high–tech wasn’t a thing in Jesus’ time, He was in constant demand; multitudes pursued Him at all hours of the day and night.

So what do the Scriptures tell us Jesus did? ‘Rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He departed and went out to a desolate place, and there He prayed.’ (Mark 1:35ESV) He made time to be alone with His Father.

It requires spiritual discipline to clear life’s noise and racket away and be still and listen. But if you practise it, you will discover a heart–satisfying intimacy and fellowship with God. Invest a few minutes reading John chapters 14–16, and let your spirit absorb Jesus’ message. Notice, He wants His disciples to have peace, and He comforts them with the assurance that they’re never left alone. These are blessings He wants you to share too.

So, how can you find this peace and comfort? Answer: ‘It’s an inside job,’ because the Holy Spirit lives in you. Jesus told His disciples, ‘I will ask the Father and He will give you another Comforter, and He will never leave you.’

It may be Christianity’s best–kept secret, that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer and is available to provide everything we need to handle life’s difficulties. The Comforter was promised by the Son, sent by the Father, and today He is ours by faith. Embrace Him, trust His power, experience His peace, and follow His unfailing guidance.

SoulFood: Acts 22–23, Matt 28:11–20, Ps 46, Pro 16:20–22
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2023

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