John 16:12-14 (NKJV)
12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
The Holy Spirit guides us into truth. He speaks to us through the authority of Jesus. He takes what Jesus has and gives it to us for His glory. He reveals what is ahead of us so that we may be prepared. It is important to ask the Holy Spirit for guidance as we move on our path. He will show us the gems(wisdom) and coins(resources) that we need to pick up along the way and what we are to use them for. Our obedience will give us clues(strategy) and unlock doors that will get us to the next level.
John 14:26 (NKJV)
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 things that I said to you.
As we go on our journey, the Spirit will help us by teaching us along the way and reminding us of what we have already learned. The awesome thing is that God is so loving and forgiving that even when we fail, by His mercy, he lets us have another chance. Even in the worst situations, God will not only deliver, but also give us gems of wisdom to use for later and distribute to those who need them.
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Romans 8:14 (KJV)
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
God is our Father and we are His children. He knows how to give good gifts. He wants us all to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that we achieve the highest ranking score and have the largest treasure full of gems. Our strategy should exceed those who do not follow Jesus. These gems will help us perceive what is going on in other people’s hearts by the Holy Spirit.
And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
This is not only for our own warning and guidance, but it will help us use our experiences to minister to others. When we can perceive what is going on in the hearts of people, we can pray with compassion and help bring deliverance to the areas that are broken, sick, and bound in their hearts.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Everything we go through is ultimately for the glory of God. He will use our experiences to bless others. He will give us what we need along the way, but we must keep moving. We can’t get stuck by the setbacks of life. We need to ask the Holy Spirit what we can learn from them and how to move forward. He will always lead us into truth which is Victory in Christ Jesus!
Father, we thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit. We ask that You fill us with the Holy Spirit that we may experience the fullness of the cross and victory in Christ Jesus. Forgive us for blindly walking in our own strength. Help us lean on the Spirit that we may be led into truth. Show us the gems that we are to pick up along the way. Show us the paths that will unlock new doors. Help us choose the paths that will take us to our next level. Let our perceptions be filtered by Your Spirit so that we can pray and minister according to Your will. We want our lives to give You glory. Help us be strategic in how we live and become excellent at what you have called us to. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!