Day 19 – 2017 Fasting (Friday)

On January 26th, 2017, posted in: 21 Day Fast 2017, Devotionals by | 2 Comments

What if I told you that one of the greatest assets or blessings you have cannot be touched, smelled, tasted, or seen; at least not with the human senses?

Let me say it another away. Imagine you’ve been walking with a parent consistently for years. You share love, laughs, tears, and dreams together. All of a sudden – vanished! What do you do? You’ve been used to the audible voice, the touch, the smell, and the look of a person you loved; and now they’re gone. What do you do? What did the disciples do? Where they left alone? Were they abandoned?

I’m afraid that in a society¬†where the only thing we perceive as real is what we can touch, smell, see, hear, and taste with our physical senses, we have missed out on our number one friend – the Person of the Holy Spirit.¬† Jesus did say, “I will not leave you orphaned.” So powerful is the person of the Holy Spirit that in moments when things seem sooooo difficult that you don’t have the right words to pray, “…the Spirit also helps in (your) our weaknesses; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” (Romans 8:26).

It is the Holy Spirit that has been promised to you to serve as counselor, teacher, comforter, and one the makes intercession for you. Wow, could it be that in an effort to feel, touch, and physically hear, we have become too dependable on people, while the Holy Spirit waits to guide us, comfort us, speak to us and be our friend?

I challenge you during this time of Fasting and Prayer to welcome the Holy Spirit and seek a deeper intimacy and a keen ear to his voice. Why shouldn’t you if…The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God?

As you begin to take this challenge you will begin to get a sense of direction, hope and peace. You will get a deeper sense of compassion for others, a deeper connection with God and a sense that He is hearing you. Where is this coming from? From your relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Here are some scripture verses to read and meditate on throughout the day: (Click on the verses to read them on http://www.biblegateway.com/).

1 Kings 19:11-13, John 6:63, John 14:26-27, Rom.8:26-27, 1 Cor.2:10, Eph.4:30

Hearing from the Holy Spirit along with you,

Pastor Charles

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2 Responses to “Day 19 – 2017 Fasting (Friday)”

  • Jessica Colmenares says:

    Powerful Pastor! Thank you. Have a wonderful & blessed weekend to you and your family. Thank you again for taking time to seek God as you share these devotions with us.

  • Lisa Hillegas says:

    Yes!!! Amen!!!
    I don’t know how I would have made it through some very difficult moments if it weren’t for the Holy Spirits intercession for me.
    The Holy Spirit is my best friend, the lover of my soul, my comfort and my great counselor! ! Every morning I invite Him into my life. ..Good Morning Holy Spirit…come and have your way in my life today..fill me with your power and guide my every thought!!

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