(Read John 16)
This past year we all have learned that there are many ways to work without being at work. I have been working from home for almost a year now. Pretty much if you have an internet connection you can work.
My daughter had a doctor’s appointment and rather than taking off from work I decided I would take my laptop and continue working. Due to social distancing, only the patient can go back so I decided to use that time to continue what I had been working on that morning. The nurse called her back and I flipped up the top to get back to my spreadsheet. Except there was a problem, my system was not working. Ah, I needed to get the password from the receptionist. I went to the desk and asked. Unfortunately, they do not provide internet access. Without the internet my laptop was now useless and my plans for being productive thwarted.
The Holy Spirit is our connection, through prayer and daily Bible study,
we can strengthen our connection.
It is the same in our spiritual lives, without a connection to the Father and Son, we too are lost. The Holy Spirit is our connection. With the Spirit we have discernment, wisdom, comfort, and guidance. The Holy Spirit is a gift from Jesus. In the book of John chapter 16, Jesus is preparing his followers for his death, resurrection, and ascension to heaven. He knew how his followers may feel lost and unable to continue the work that he started with them. He also knew that 2,000 years later you and I would need the Spirit to guide us in continuing the work that he has started in each one of us. In Jesus’ physical absence he sent the Holy Spirit as guide and comforter those that believe in him. We have that Spirit available to us, filling us and guiding us in the way that the Lord would have us to go. Unlike the internet, the Spirit can reach you without a password. Once you accept Christ Jesus as your savior the connection is made, and you no longer navigate this world alone.
Use the gift that Jesus has left for you, to draw you nearer to him. Allow the Spirit to teach and guide you. Through prayer and daily Bible study, strengthen the connection.
The best is yet to come,
Typist for Jesus