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Learning from the Spirit

I really like to learn new things.  When I read a book about a subject I am excited to learn more about, I often have to make myself stop reading.  Something in me wants to keep reading and continue to learn new things.  What I have realized is that, while this seems like a good method of learning, this way of approaching information can

Let’s face it.  We are part of the “Information Age”.  We can get our hands on new information and process it in record speeds.  The tough part about this is that we can easily take in new information, allow it to go into our head, yet never penetrate our hearts.  Think about it.  How many sermons have we listened to that really “made an impact”.  We left church excited to apply the great new advice, yet found ourselves discouraged once again by Monday morning.

The apostle John new this was our tendency so he tells us about an amazing reality in Jn 14.   “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (v. 26)  Now this is good news!  This tealls us that if we will submit ourselves to the Spirit each morning and throughout the day then He will teach us all teach us all things and remind us of all things.  That means that the Spirit will remind us that God is in control and we are not.  He will also remind us that we are loved beyond reason, that God is for us and that we are not alone.  Oh that we might simple be with the Spirit today.

 

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