by Joyce Meyer
“And I will ask the Father; and He will give you another comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever” (John 14:16).
We serve a triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – one God, three persons.
The Holy Spirit is the One Who makes us holy. The Father willed it, the Son paid for it, and the Holy Spirit does it. We become the sanctuary of God because of the presence of the Holy One in us. The Holy Spirit is the agent in the process of sanctification that accomplishes what needs to be wrought in us.
It is vital that we understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit so we can appreciate it and cooperate with it.
It is the Holy Spirit Who prompts us to pray and Who teaches us how to pray. He strengthens us in our time of need. He alone can minister to our inner man where comfort and refreshing are so often needed as we live our lives here on earth.
The Holy Spirit must be allowed to be in charge. We cannot change the things in our life that need to be changed, but the Holy Spirit can.
Trust the Holy Spirit. Begin today to benefit from His ministry. Let Him show you new ways to approach old problems.
Say This: “The Holy Spirit lives in me. He is my Comforter, my Counselor, my Helper, my Intercessor, my Advocate, my Strengthener, and my Standby!”