John 14 and Psalm 14By: Darrelyn L. TuttDear loving and merciful Father,We approach your throne of grace with a sense of need and necessity.We ask for a "relieving" of ourselves that we might be filled with a "believing" of You.Grant us wisdom in the areas where we are lacking it; grant us guidance where we don't know what to do.Give us clarity of heart and peace of mind and help us to pray and listen to You before reaching conclusions or making decisions.Steer us in a godly direction and draw our hearts into a deeper communion with You today.Amen.------TODAY'S READING:John 14 ---> Psalm 14 ---> John 14"And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you."John 14:16-18"The fool hath said in his heart; There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good."Psalm 14:1"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."John 14:26-27------Additional Threads:John 14:16-18 ---> John 8:40-47Psalm 14:1 ---> Romans 3:23-25John 14:26-27 ---> Ephesians 1:13-14-------What truths do you see?Record three.1) Of necessity and for our good we have been entrusted and sealed with a Holy Spirit.It is this Spirit at work within us who redirects our steps, leading us away from our sinful flesh and leading us into a life of holiness and godliness.Whenever and wherever our hearts are directed into deep confession and bowed in true contrition, we can be sure the Spirit of God is actively hovering.We must rejoice in this reality, even when our truths are difficult and even when confession is hard to bear.The Spirit is sent and impregnated into the believer's soul for the purpose of cleansing and renewal.This is cause for peace and rejoicing.2) Man's commonality is his sinful flesh, no man exempt.Man's only hope is Jesus Christ; let no man prevent.The blood runs free from the Christ and shows no partiality, prejudice, or bias to personhood ... or to sin. Confession of sin and awareness of it precedes deliverance through Jesus Christ.Keep returning to Christ no matter the sin;Christ will freely forgive each place we have been.3) The Holy Spirit is our holy "dweller" throughout life.He's not a guest that comes and goes ... but a "Dweller" who daily, hourly, and moment by moment shows Himself.In this lonely, often tedious journey called life, when we feel most alone, we must remember that it is only our "feeling" and not our reality.Christ permeates, indwells, and steers us toward "home" from the moment He makes entrance into our lives.We are never alone ...No, not ever.------
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