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“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you...” (John 14:26)

When Christ was about to depart he left a specific instruction: “And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven ( Luke 24:29). Why would it be so necessary. It soon became obvious for when the Holy Spirit came there was an instant change: “Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles” ( Acts 2:43).

It was not just the power to witness, the reason for the Holy Spirit is that He is also a companion, important in the life of every Believer in Christ. Earlier Jesus had said, “The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you” ( John 14:26). The Lord knew more about the world his disciples were about to encounter, and hence the need of a constant power around them.

One other equally powerful role was conviction. Jesus once taught, “And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (John 16:8). Not only does the Holy Spirit bring us to that point of repentance and calling on the Lord to come into our lives as a personal savior, he is also the inner witness we all need to guide us in our walk with Christ.

Today, one thing we need to be confident of is that we have this companion- the Holy Spirt, the power we all need in our walk with Christ!

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, I thank you for this indescribable gift of the Holy Spirt, our companion and friend, to help me in times of trouble and give me power over sin, and may I walk closely with him, this I pray in Jesus’s name.

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    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”- (Philippians 4:6).

    Perhaps you have heard of a certain old magical trade known as mind reading. According to this trade which has been around for millenniums and has its share of tricksters, mind readers are able to discern thought patterns of individuals before they even utter a word. There are places in the world where this, as expected, is a lucrative occupation, with practitioners, often crafty magicians, demanding hefty fees, just to tell thoughts of others.

    As Christians, of course, we have an all knowing God, who has said, “Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him”  ( Mathew 6:8). Further, our Lord has pointed out, “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words” ( Mathew 6:7). As Christians when we come to God, we do so with full confidence, that He already knows our needs and will meet them according to his glorious riches in heaven.

    Of particular interest for us here is that while God perfectly knows our needs before we even dare utter a single word, still it is incumbent upon us to make our requests known to Him. A parent may have long noticed a child has a need for a new pair of shoes; but it is another dimension, when the child does come out and share aloud that his pair is worn out, hurting and is quite in need of a new one. The parent takes notice, especially when the matter is presented with such conviction and urgency. This is why Hannah cried out to God for a child ( 1 Samuel 1:9-18).

    In our relationship with God, as the Apostle Paul advises us, it is not just enough to assume and let matters be, that after all God knows all our needs, but we too bear a responsibility to make our requests known to Him. Once we are done with that, we let God do  His part, allowing “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” ( Philippians 4:7) to flood us.
    So, today, do not hold back your needs from the Almighty God. He has paved the way to walk to Him through His son Jesus Christ, to present your case, bear out your heart’s desire, and let Him do His part!

    Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I rise to make my requests known to you, knowing you have heard me even before I utter a single word, assured that you will meet each and every one of my needs, according to your glorious riches in heaven!

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