I AM Devotional Day 16 – Guide
God, give me ears to hear from you today, amen.
12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”
Being a tour guide used to be near the top of my list of dream jobs (if I could choose the location of course). As a tour guide, you get to hang out in historical sites, do research, and then dispense all that knowledge to a captive audience. As a tour guide, you get to direct people towards the truth about certain places.
Jesus promised not to leave us by ourselves upon him leaving earth. After Jesus ascends, he sends the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit guides us into all truth. We are not left to our own devices to figure out how to follow Jesus after he ascended. We have the Spirit to guide us. What we need is ears to hear what the Spirit is speaking and where the Spirit is guiding.
Questions to Think Through
-Who or what is guiding you into truth?
-What practices can you do to put yourself in a place to hear from the Spirit?
-What part of Jesus’ teaching in John 16 stuck out to you?
God, allow me to hear from and be guided by your Spirit in every moment today, in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.