Day Four – Daily Exercise

John 14:25-26 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 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.”

“For your new life to grow, it must be fed and exercised. The food it requires is the Holy Scriptures. Exercise will consist of obedience by faith to the commands of God…”

“It is the Holy Spirit who will make truth come alive for you by enabling you to grasp it clearly, by reminding you of things he has previously taught you, by drilling you in difficult exercises that get at your personality weaknesses, by encouraging you when you are down, by echoing the good Shepherd’s voice in your hearing and in many other ways.” (John White, The Fight, p13 & 17)

How is the Holy Spirit leading you today? What truth from Scripture is he calling you to embrace? What new step of growth and maturity is he giving you the power to take? As we daily obey the Spirit regardless of how we may feel, we are exercising our faith, and just like with physical exercise, our life of faith grows, becomes stronger, and increases in endurance. In trust, let us say yes to the Spirit’s instruction and guidance today.

Let’s pray: “Lord, I say yes to you today. Help me to humbly listen and follow the Spirit’s leading. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

-JL

 

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