Jesus Gives us the Spirit
John 14:16-17, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”
We can’t live the life of following Jesus on our own. The only way to live the Christian life is by the power of the Helper, the Holy Spirit.
We need the Holy Spirit to help us grow as a disciple: Someone who is learning to worship Jesus, to be changed by Jesus, to obey Jesus commands, and to proclaim Jesus with other disciples.
We can’t do that by ourselves. And Jesus knows that. So the Father and the Son send the Holy Spirit to empower believers with the resurrection power of Jesus.
In prayer, we acknowledge our dependency on God as we come into the presence of the Father, in the name of the Son, by the power of the Spirit.
Just the act of prayer is itself a witness to our need for the power of the Holy Spirit.
→ How would your life be different apart from the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit?
→ Could you live the life you are living if you didn’t have the power of the Spirit?
“Father, I so often try to do everything on my own. I am convinced of my own power and control. But I can’t enjoy the life you have invited me into without the work of the Holy Spirit. Jesus, thank you for sending the Helper.”
Adoration: Praise God that He has sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in you.
Confession: Confess where you seek to keep control.
Thanksgiving: Give thanks that Jesus shows us the Spirit filled life.
Supplication: Pray that the Spirit would give you desire and power for deeper worship, mission, and obedience.