A Thankful Heart
"IN THE BEGINNING GOD created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD was hovering over the surface of the waters." Genesis 1:1-2
Thank you today for Your Holy Spirit who has always been and will always be. In the Old Testament Your Spirit came upon man to guide and instruct him (Nehemiah 9). He did not dwell within man. When Jesus was preparing his disciples that He would soon leave them He promised them the Comforter (Advocate, Helper) would come unto them.
"...I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him because it isn't looking for Him and doesn't recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you." John 14:16-17
"But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative--that is, the Holy Spirit--He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you." John 14:26
"But I will send you the Advocate--the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me." John 15:26
Thank You, Father, for not leaving me alone to find my way in this world. Your Holy Spirit daily teaches me the truth--the truth of Your Word, the truth of Your Son, the truth of my place in this fallen world.