FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
“But the anointing that you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in Him.
1 John 2:27 (ESV)
STAY TRUSTING THE HOLY SPIRIT
The teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading. After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked, “Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude . . .?” After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, “I guess you’d be eating alone.”
1 John 2 tells us that we can teach ourselves because the Holy Spirit lives inside of us. And the more mature we become in Christ the less we have the need for anyone else to help us. Just like babies need someone else to feed them when they are first born, as they mature, they learn to feed themselves.
A key to staying on track with God is learning to feed ourselves the word of God by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said in John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
Praise God for giving you direct access to Him. Thank Him for the Holy Spirit living inside you as an ever-present teacher. Ask God to grow your understanding of His word as you trust the Holy Spirit to lead you.