Relying on the Holy Spirit

Heavenly Father I come before You and I repeat the words of Job: “I know that You can do everything, and that no thought can be withheld from You. ‘Who is he who hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me which I did not know.” [Job 42:2&3] 

Jesus said, “I have spoken these to you while I am still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you. Peace I li give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” [John 14:25-27] 

Holy Spirit I come before You and I am doing my best to listen, understand and then respond to all that You instruct, prompt and speak to me. I try to live my life each day relying on my joy to be my strength. I try not to let this world interfere with my peace or to let my mind give in to anxiety, troubles, or worry. I do the best I can to focus as Paul instructed when he wrote: Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayer, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Not that I speak in regards to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I know that my God will meet all my needs, not necessarily my wants or desires, according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. [Philippians 4:8; Philippians 4:6&7 (The Message); Philippians 4:11-13; Philippians 4:19] 

Help me to simplify my life to fully living and walking in Your Spirit so that I am not eaten up by the evil and darkness of this world. Let me be like the fish of the sea who live in the sea but are not consumed or made of or contain the salt of the sea. I live in this world waiting to go to my eternal home and I need to keep sin from invading my temple, which can only happen with my listening, obeying, understanding, and, acting upon the wisdom, teaching, and prompting of Your Holy Spirit, my comforter, and my truth.  

I will do what the wisdom of Proverbs teaches: I will trust in the Lord with all my heart and I will not lean on my own understanding; in all ways, I will do my best to acknowledge Him, and He will make my paths straight. In Jesus’ name, Amen. [Proverbs 3:5&6]