Planning for a trip can be both fun and nerve-racking. Guidebooks and itineraries can remind us where to go, but it is also helpful to have someone that knows the way. I experienced this many years ago on my first trip to New York City. I would have been lost without my friends that accompanied me and guided me through the city.
We are fortunate to have guides in our spiritual lives, too. God has given us the Holy Spirit as an advocate and guide. Jesus has taught us many things and God has given us the Bible filled with His lessons. While these may be our itinerary or guidebook, we can also benefit from the Holy Spirit as our personal guide. We nee to be accepting of the Holy Spirit and willing to listen to this God-given guide!
God has given you the Holy Spirit as an advocate and guide. Listen to the Spirit!
Thank You for Your gift of the Holy Spirit. Help me to listen to the Spirit as I grow in You. Through Jesus I pray, amen.