Request Prayer
Leave Feedback
Fear Not, For I am With You
7/9/2014

'Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)

What if you began your day knowing God was going to physically come spend the day with you today—what will you do differently?  If you could imagine Him sitting next to you in your car, as you drive down the road, would you talk to Him?  Would you crank that music and teach Him the lyrics to songs that you are listening to?  Would you be respectful of Him?  How would you talk to your spouse, children, mother, father, or to your co-worker if He were with you?  Would you speak kinder to them? 

As God led His people away from Egypt in route to the Promised Land ahead, He personally escorted them every step of the way.  Their first stop was a place on the edge of the desert called, Etham (Ex. 13:18-21).  I find this kind of cool because the name Etham means, “With them.” I believe God wanted them to know this, because He had made a covenant with His people to be with them.  He has made this covenant with every one of us as believers as well.

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.  John 14:16-17 (NKJV)

Q:         How should this affect our life or bring us confidence and peace?

Well first of all, we should have a great peace, knowing we have God living in us.  We can have a confidence and a peace of mind knowing He will guide, protect, and lead us in all understanding.  Secondly, if we have confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior, we have been given a power above all power, and this power is there for us to utilize when doing the will of God.  It is the same power responsible for raising Jesus from the dead (See Ephesians 1:18-21). 

If we say we believe God and His Word are true, then we should act as if He is really right there next to us when doing every activity.  We should walk in accordance to the way He has asked us to walk.  And we should believe the promises He made to us within His Word.

Let’s not change our beliefs to reflect our actions—Let’s change our actions to reflect our true belief.  Let’s start to talk to our Lord and our Savior, Let’s converse with our Father in Heaven; let’s thank the Holy Spirit for all He does for us, and let’s act according to what we know to be true and righteous.

“I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 (NKJV)

STUDY QUESTION: What does Jesus tell us about the Holy Spirit in John 14:16-17?

PERSONAL INVENTORY:  Can you see the times where you have been living and not actually thinking about the Holy Spirit being right there with you?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Live according to what you know to be true.  When you have a hard time, start talking to God (prayer); start reading His Word and choose to walk in His truth.   

MAKE THIS YOUR PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank You for the Holy Spirit.  Help me today, to remember His presence as I go throughout my day.  Help me to walk in truth and to see the lies of the enemy.   In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

 

 


Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Bible text from the New King James Version is not to be reproduced in copies or otherwise by any means except as permitted in writing by Thomas Nelson, Inc., Attn: Bible Rights and Permissions, P.O. Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214-1000