As my frustration continued to rise while attempting to teach my toddler our home address, a gentle voice nudged at my heart to try something different. Instead of asking him, to repeat or write our address the Holy Spirit suggested incorporating fire trucks and police vehicles. Anyone who has ever been in the presence of my 4 year old knows how much he loves the mention of fire trucks and police cars. Playing games involving a toy phone and asking him to dial 911 to let the dispatcher know we need help from the police and fire department, helped him memorize our long and weird street address.
The Holy Spirit not only helped me with my son but has reminded me about important school and work events along with scriptures I needed to remember during my toughest times.
I always tell my friends that the Holy-Spirit is a Christian’s secret weapon.
Do you ever feel the unction to do something different, say something to a stranger or your close friend facing hard times? It could be that you are being led by the Holy Spirit.
Who is the Holy Spirit?
There is some (maybe a lot of) mystery behind the Holy Spirit but the one thing we all know is that he completes the trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Jesus said that he will send us a Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, who will bring all things to our remembrance (John 14: 16, 26)
1. Shows Grace and Mercy: (Titus 3-5 NIV)
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.
2. Teacher and reminder: (John 14:26 NIV)
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.
3, Revealer: (1 Cor. 2: 10-11 NIV)
But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
4. Helps in our Weakness: (Romans 8:26 NIV)
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
The next time you are feeling overwhelmed, forgetful and all alone, remember that we have a secret weapon the Holy Spirit.