Stay Home A 7 Day Devotional by Casey Alexis
In this devotional, we take a tour of what it means to stay home, using the words of Jesus himself from the Gospel of John 14:1-31, as our guide.
JOHN 14:16-18, 26-27 NIV
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
26 But the Advocate, 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. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
🔴 Day 7 The Spirit of Truth
One of the most significant battles for Christians is staying home in the will of the Father’s house when the world offers a “better” option. In times of uncertainty, it can be tempting to do what the world does because of our humanity. But, Jesus tells us that God does not give as the world gives, so to receive what He gives, He promises the Holy Spirit that is our Counselor.
The gift of the Holy Spirit is for every Believer. The Spirit is our Comforter, our Counselor, our teacher, our reminder, our advocate in prayer, and the vehicle that allows the power of God to flow through us. God provides everything we require and more while we STAY HOME and live out our faith in this troubled world.
Are you filled with the Holy Spirit?
That’s a question that can only be answered by looking through the evidence of your life. What does your faith say about your actions? What do your daily interactions say about the Spirit flowing through you? Are you living a life that exhibits the fruit of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control?
Thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. I ask that you remove anything in me that refuses the totality of your favor in my life. I want every good and perfect gift that you have assigned to me. Please continue to pour your Spirit into me as I choose to STAY HOME in you and live this life according to your will and not my own. In Jesus name, Amen
This 7 Day Stay Home devotional was submitted by Casey Alexis, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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