Our Helper - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Our Helper

 

April 6

 

Read John 14:15-17 (ESV)

If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 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.

 

Reflect

How does the Holy Spirit help us?

 

Have you ever cried out to God for help? Sometimes, it seems as if God is far away and He’s just left us on our own down here to fend for ourselves. But that could not be farther from the truth! If we believe in Jesus, God is not far away. He lives inside of you!

 

In today’s verse, Jesus was comforting His disciples. Jesus had just told them that He was leaving them and that they could not go where He was going (John 13:33). He was returning to the Father. But He did give them some encouragement. He promised them that He would return someday to get them so they would be together again (John 14:2-3). But they must have been thinking, But what are we supposed to do without You until then?

 

Jesus didn’t leave them wondering. He offered further encouragement by saying that if we believe that Jesus is one with the Father (if we believe Jesus is God) then Jesus will ask the Father to send to them “another Helper.” While He was on earth, Jesus had been their Helper. Now that He was leaving them, He assured them that the Father would send them another. This is the Trinity in action. God the Son prayed to God the Father to send them a Helper which Jesus clarified is the “Spirit of truth.” Even better, Jesus said that the Spirit of truth would be with them forever! Jesus may have been leaving them, but God was not deserting them. The Spirit of God was coming to abide with them and in them. 

 

I know that at times it may seem like God has left you on your own. But remember, “it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6). God has not left us. He is still here to help us. Friend, His Spirit lives in You!

 

Pray

God, thank You for not deserting me. You have not left me, but You have given me a Helper. Lead me through Your Holy Spirit to live in a way that glorifies You. Amen.

 

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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As God the Holy Ghost, You were sent to provide guidance and counsel to people like me. I need You Holy Spirit to guide me constantly lest I make a mockery of Your Word.
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Amen! I believed The Holy Spirit Lives Within Me and at often times when I am Praying to God the Father-Jesus-Holy Ghost I can feel Him in Me; He has Answered Many of My Prayers!
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15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-- 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. We may feel at times that God’s laws restrict our personal freedom, take from us our agency, and limit our growth. But as we seek for greater understanding, as we allow our Father to teach us, we will begin to see that His laws are a manifestation of His love for us and obedience to His laws is an expression of our love for Him.” He Jesus paid this sacrifice so I could receive the abundant life that comes through knowing Him personally." Every Proficiency in The Holly Bible has and will continue to come to be as it is The Truth of God. We must never forget Jesus is alive within each of us through The Holly Spirit he became after His Resurrection Father You tell us to keep our laps burning bright this new day and each new day so when You return we will be standing with our Lights burning bright for You OH Mighty God. Jesus though we are not deserving of The Love You give and Choose us We Praise and Thank You for being alive within us keeping Your every Promise. Father we Praise You for the patience You give us to wait for You. For the day You call us "Home" in hope of You saying well done my child to bow before You. Father Please Bless and teach us to be alive and not just live to become more like You and less like us for The Glory and Honor belong to You. I Love You Jesus need You every second I will always let God be in Jesus name Amen
I love your prayer that being said if I may with The Love of Jesus Christ say; evil he of the world will never "dominant" in the world, for God created all of The Universe. Thou the evil one is of the world and God is not, we know that God is in control nothing is done or happens without His allowing it be. Again with Love in Christ Jesus I say this because it is Truth from God's Word. May God Bless You and Keep You Always in His Amazing Grace.
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Thank you for that reminder! God Bless!
We serve Him by the Holy Spirit at work in us.
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What a beautiful promise that Jesus has given us. He will be with us forever. Amen
Heavenly Father, I want to follow in Your Son Jesus example of how to live a righteous and holy life that pleases You. I trust and believe that You are always with me and near me and that Your Holy Spirit lives in me. Father You gave us the Holy Spirit to be our helper and our Truth. Thank You, I love You. In Jesus Holy name I pray, Amen.
Yes the only truth is from the Holy Spirit. If we follow him we will be given truths, the world won't see. Conversely everything the world offers is lies. Hold on to Christ. Hold on to truth.
Glory be to God. Truth...Yes and Amen, by the grace and help of God through Christ.
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The Apostle John passes on a profound message of hope to all who hear his gospel and believe in Jesus Christ. The Spirit of Truth, “paraklētos“ or “Paraclete” is defined from Greek as “one called or sent for to assist another.” The Spirit though not seen or perceived by the world, connects us to the Father. As evil persists and dominates our world for a while longer, we absolutely need this profound connection to our Father lest we fall prey to wilds of the Satan itself. THANK YOU, Jesus for your undying love and sacrifice. We invite the Holy Spirit to dwell within us and ask for the guidance of the Father to help us live in the way that lead to life-eternal. Amen!
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Your word I hide in my heart that I may not sin against you. David knew that the Word of God gives us the ability to stay close to the Lord. Jesus came and is the Word of God made flesh. He brought the Word close to us. Now we have the Holy Spirit living in us so when we read the Bible we believe it and it gives us the power to understand and trust what it says. We are so blessed that Jesus promised never to leave us because we have His Spirit living in us. All praise and glory to you Lord Jesus the Christ. Amen
Thank you, Lord, for You have guided my steps when I could not. You sought me in the valley when there was no hope, but You came and rescued me not by removing my obstacles but by being the lamp to my feet and the light on my path. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
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That is simply beautiful Maureen. May you have a Blessed Day. 💕😇💕😇
Your Word is a comfort Lord! This is why I follow Proverbs 3:5-6; Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Thank you Pastor Nat for this wonderful devotional!
Dear Father thank you for always protecting us. You watch over the Spring birds flying here and there making their nests for the April rains and storms to come. How much more will you care for us as we go about our days. Please cause us to remember You are with us and the Holy Spirit gives us power to do the things we must do each day as we are running here and there. Help us to move mountains when necessary and keep our lights lit within so people will see, notice and ask as they seek You. In Jesus name I pray Amen
Thank God for giving us another beautiful day and thank you pastor Nat for the devotion Amen
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