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Prepare for a New Season with the Holy Spirit

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: John 14:26 (ESV)

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Today, I am thinking about preparing for a new season.

Recently, I talked about the seasons changing and how we can sometimes feel as though we’re living between two seasons. This made me think about the proof we have that we are preparing for a new season.

For example, I live in Chicago, so in a few short weeks, I’ll be preparing for the fall season. My closet will be proof of that as I begin to move my winter garments and boots to the front of my closet while my summer clothes and open toe sandals fade to the back. If anyone were to walk into my closet, they’d see proof that I’m preparing for the fall season.

In the spiritual realm, we also have to have proof that we’re preparing for a new season. What I occasionally lose sight of (but was recently was reminded of) is the importance of inviting the Holy Spirit into our journey, especially when we’re embarking on something new or are on the cusp of change.

Sometimes, we forget to seek the Holy Spirit, but Jesus teaches us in John 14 that the Holy Spirit is sent as our Counselor, one that will never leave us and who leads into all truth. So, while we may get caught up in the newness of a new beginning itself, we might end up losing sight of what is actually important.

The next time you feel you are on the cusp of change or something new, invite the Holy Spirit in and remember these words: “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 that I have said to you.” John 14:26 (ESV)

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So today, remember the Holy Spirit.

B Moments, preparing

Allow the Holy Spirit to Prepare You

B Moments, preparing

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: John 14:26 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about preparing for a new season.

Recently, I talked about the seasons changing and what we do in between seasons. This made me ponder what proof we have that demonstrates the fact that we’re actually preparing for our upcoming season.

For example, proof that I’m preparing for summer is evident in my closet. During this time of year, I begin to move more of my summer clothes and open toed sandals to the front of the closet, while my dark, heavier winter garments and boots go to the back. If anyone were to walk into my closet today, they would see proof that I am preparing for the summer season.

In the spiritual realm, we also want to have proof that we are preparing for a new season. What I occasionally lose sight of (but was recently reminded of) is the importance of inviting the Holy Spirit into our journey when we embark on something new, or are on the cusp of change.

Sometimes, we forget to seek the Holy Spirit, but Jesus teaches us in John 14 that the Holy Spirit is sent as our Counselor, one that will never leave us and who leads into all truth. So, while we may get caught up in the newness of a new beginning itself, we might end up losing sight of what is actually important.

The next time we are on the cusp of change and we want to invite the Holy Spirit in, let us cling to these words: “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 that I have said to you.” John 14:26 (ESV)

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So today, remember to invite the Holy Spirit into your journey.

B Moment, touch

Jesus Walks Among Us

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Matthew 25:40 (ESV)

Today, I have been thinking about how Jesus is right here among us.

Recently, I talked about how one of the synagogue leaders approached Jesus in a crowd, desperately asking Jesus to quickly come back to his home because his young daughter was dying.

However, Jesus was delayed in getting to the man’s home because a young woman, who had suffered from a hemorrhage for twelve years, touched the fringe of His robe. When she did so, He felt His healing power leave Him. The woman had thought that if she could only touch His clothing, that would be enough to heal her. It turned out that she was right.

When I read this passage, I really wished that we were living in the days when Jesus just walked down the street, and everyone had the chance to touch Him–or even just His garments. Thinking about it more deeply though, I concluded that He is, in a sense, among us every day.

He is the homeless man sleeping under an expressway, trying to keep warm.

He is the young, battered woman who just found the courage to leave and needs a few more words of encouragement.

If you’re like me and need to be reminded that Jesus is right here among us, cling to these words, “As you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40 (ESV)

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So today, take a moment to see Jesus in the face of another, and touch Him by touching them.