I changed the picture on my blog – it’s now a long road with trees lining the side and a solitary man walking at the end.
I chose this picture because, as I’ve always known, life is a journey. We’re all on a pathway from birth to death and into eternity. As a believer in Jesus Christ, we are never alone on this journey, but often we forget that Jesus left us the Holy Spirit to be with us.
Here’s the great thing about having the Holy Spirit:
1 Corinthians 2:10-12
10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit. For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. 11 No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. 12 And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.
Today, some believers are under the impression that God no longer speaks. That God has said all He intends to say to us through His Word, the Bible. That the Holy Spirit is inactive; God is inactive.
I say this is not true! Yes, God did give us His Word, the Bible. Yes, that is a primary means of His communication with us. IT IS NOT ALL. As Scripture says, we can know God’s deep secrets because we have His Spirit within us.
For example, we can pray: “Lord, I don’t know who I’m supposed to pray for or what I need to pray for this person.” And God will answer. He will tell you exactly who to pray for and what His heart is for that person. I know this because He has done this for me.
He can use us to be answers to the prayers of others. For example, Thursday night (July 21st), I woke up from sleep with an “insane” thought in my mind. I fell back asleep, dismissing it as my typical big-idea-no-follow-through silliness. Friday, I kept thinking this idea, so I prayed that if it truly was what God wanted me to pursue, He would have my husband bring it up in conversation. Saturday morning, my husband brought it up in conversation. However, as he and I discussed God answering my prayer, I realized that my prayer was an answer to my husband’s prayer. God woke me up Thursday night to give me the idea that my husband had already been thinking about – I was God’s confirmation to him.
The journey of life never ends. God promises never to leave us alone on this journey. Therefore, God cannot stop communicating with us; He cannot leave us alone with just His Word; it would be against His nature, which He cannot do.
Praise God for His faithfulness on our journey!