Can you identify the voice of the Holy Spirit?
Have you become familiar with the no-man’s land of Facebook messenger? It is this little island of people you don’t know who message you and then you may or may not be notified that they messaged you.
I just found mine.
In a matter of moments, I was FLOODED with every emotion known to man. Sad that I was notified of an acquaintance’s death and funeral… 7 months ago. Laughter at a stupid cat video someone sent. Guilt that I didn’t respond to any of these messages. Anger at someone calling me a false teacher of “feel good” doctrine. Joy that I am set free from caring… the list goes on and then, I saw a message and just before I clicked on it, I heard the voice.
Don’t open that.
I argued, I think it’s a pastor?
No. It’s not. Don’t open it.
Well, I am sure it’s just a friend request… or
Don’t open it.
Well, now I want to open it cause you said not to open it.
Fine. Open it.
I see what you did there… so now I shouldn’t open it?
Literally, do not open that.
[Tweet “Don’t open that. No, seriously… don’t. #holyspirit “]
I opened it.
You can’t really un-see that, now can you?
Do you need to throw up?
Yes, are you going to say it?
No. Yes… I told you so.
Thank you for that.
Truly, in more than just this instance, I am not fully embracing or resting in the richness of the Holy Spirit. This is the promise made by Jesus for completeness in my faith walk. The still and wise voice is so much more familiar than I realized. The power of His precious guidance is much greater than I have ever established. More than simply protecting me from unwittingly seeing a very hairy guy’s junk, He is there to guide me in ways I cannot fathom.
He came to help.
He came to cheer me on, and guide me in wisdom and strength. Still, I tend to ignore or forget to tap into this resource. And this is sad to me.
[Tweet “He came to cheer me on, and guide me in wisdom and strength.”]
For when I listen, He is championing me. Where I used to ignore Him because I believed He was harshly criticizing me or reporting to God all my nonsense, I now see Him as a powerful and loving protector. And I am eager to obey Him and grow in my love for Him. He is for me. He is for my health and wellbeing.
I am in awe of this God who thought of everything and sent a helper just for me, now the key is to actually listen and believe in the helper that was sent. and also pray He help me stop seeing all that I saw when He first told me not to open that email.
May your floors be sticky and your calling ordained. Love, Jami
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
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