In high school, one of my favorite subjects was math. The formulas, expressions and rules came naturally to me. I enjoyed the challenge of working through and solving problems.
In college, I was able to use my math ability to tutor people who struggled in this area. I would walk them through the problems and explain the rules and procedures. I would remind them of what the teacher said and how to apply those teachings.
In our everyday life, we also have a Tutor–one who walks with us everyday teaching and counseling. One who reminds us of the things Jesus taught.
Jesus said, “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:25-26).
At this very moment, Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19). But, we are not left alone. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to us to be our link between heaven and earth, our line of communication between the natural and supernatural. The Holy Spirit comforts us and counsels us. He teaches us and reminds us of the things Jesus taught.
Do you have a hard time understanding the Bible? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you as you read. Do you not know how to handle a certain situation? Ask the Holy Spirit to remind you what Jesus would do.
“Can I really hear the Holy Spirit?” The answer is yes. The voice of our Father speaks through his Holy Spirit. He is like our long distance, telephone link. As we talk and communicate with people over a telephone line, so we also can talk with our Father in heaven through His Holy Spirit.
Have you ever thought, “I really need to pray today.” That’s the Holy Spirit reminding you. Have you done something you know was wrong? That “knowing” is the Holy Spirit convicting you.
Next time fear begins to rise up within you, listen carefully to the Holy Spirit. You will hear your Father say, “No need to worry. I will be with you. I will protect you. Trust me.”
Prayer: Father, tutor me. Teach me. Show me how to trust you more. Through the Holy Spirit, counsel me on how to surrender my fears and my anxieties to you, for you can be trusted.