Holy Spirit – August 16th

Brooke Eikenberry Speaking of God - Volume Two

God the Father, Jesus the son, and the Holy Spirit – the Trinity. We sing it with the Doxology after the offering in church (using Holy Ghost instead of Holy Spirit). Jesus promised His disciples to send a counselor, a comforter, the Spirit of Truth to be with us forever and live in us. (John 14:16-17)

I believe in the Holy Spirit and that it lives in me, guiding me and helping me become a better person, make the best decision, say or do the right thing. It’s the still small voice that prompts me when I’m praying. In everyday events I call it nudges-those thoughts to call someone, to reach out to a stranger, to remember to smile to the checker and thank the bagger at the store.

But more than that, the Holy Spirit has been my comforter. Last year when Ward was so sick and all my family was gone, I had the very acute awareness that I was not alone. At the end of the day, climbing into bed exhausted, God was with me. During the day, the Holy Spirit was with me in the presence of friends who came to the hospital. The 23rd Psalm has taken on a very personal meaning for me: Yea tho I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me.

I believe the Holy Spirit is that part of God that lives in my heart.

 

Barbara Thompson

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