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Are you a Know It ALL? John 14:15-18


Are you a Know It ALL?

John 14: 15-18
If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate/Comforter to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

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BlogFam, I am so glad that God truly thinks of everything!  As often as we might make our lists and check them twice, dot every “I,” and cross every “T,” well, there is always some variable that we have not accounted for that will happen or threaten our plans from not turning out exactly how we anticipated.  I am a pretty detailed oriented person but I am clear that there are some things that I just might not account for especially regarding people, weather, and unexpected misfortunes.  Thus, when it comes to walking by faith and not by sight, we are compelled to leave the unknown details and the unanticipated factors in the hands of the ONE who is never caught by surprise. 

This is part of what it means to walk by faith, to trust that EVERY detail that we know and do not know is already taken care of by God.  This is also the part of our journey that can be the most frustrating.  We like to know.  We are some nosey people.  Now, I know you might not want to admit it.  Of course, you may not be guilty of wanting to have a handle on everybody’s business which is really none of your business but I can almost promise you that you at least want to know what is going on and what is next in your own life as well as what that will mean for your future.  We all want to know exactly how THIS will work out for our good.  We want to know the good in advance of THIS that will come at the end of all the factors and variables that have taken place. 

The events in our lives can often seem like Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Chemistry, and Physics.  You know, letters and symbols and formulas that add up to something that makes no sense on face value especially if you have no knowledge of the rules or the process to calculate an answer.  Well, in every unknown equation of our lives, there is one factor that must always be considered.  We might not know how all the letters and symbols and formulas will add up but when we walk by faith, we do not have to.  Because of the promise of our Lord in this passage for today, we can rest assured that God really does have everything under control. God knows it ALL!

If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate/Comforter to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Friends, to know Christ is to know the comfort of the Holy Spirit, our advocate, our teacher, our gift inside that will help us to somehow appreciate the letters and symbols and formulas before they are all worked out in the end.  I think that far too often we forget that there is a peace that we can have on the inside that surpasseth all understanding.  A kind of peace that reminds us that God KNOWS about THIS and even when we cannot see how THIS will be for our good in the end, our lives are in good hands and so is THIS – whatever and whoever your THIS may be. 

Jesus says if we love Him, then we are to obey what He has commanded us to do.  And in return, the Heavenly Father will honor His request to send us the Spirit of Truth to help us, to know us, to live with us, to dwell IN us, and to be with us forever.  Friends, the gift of the Holy Spirit is more than a dance and a tongue.  The true gift of the Holy Spirit is that the Holy Spirit lives INSIDE of us and we can find comfort inside because of her presence.

Friends, I know that there are so many various teachings on the role of the Holy Spirit, but today, I just want us to be encouraged that the Holy Spirit is a clue that our God has not forgotten about us.  When Jesus makes this statement, He is preparing to leave His disciples and He wants them to know that while He will be absent from them physically, the Heavenly Father has already made provisions for the Spirit to live inside of them.  They will not be abandoned.  They will not be orphans.  They will not be left alone.  For God in the person of the Holy Spirit will soon live inside of them. God had already met their need before they even knew what it was that they were In need of.  What an AWESOME gift!  What a PRECIOUS gift!  What a COMFORTING gift!

BlogFam, it is not for you to know everything.  That is not how life works.  We are to walk by faith and trust God for every detail – seen and unseen.  And in order to pacify our desire to be in the know, our God has provided us the gift of the Holy Spirit to live inside of us.  This is truly God with us in the most intimate way. 

So, I pray that on today you would thank God for thinking of every detail and for being so gracious so as to grant you the gift of the Holy Spirit to live inside of you.  I pray that on today you would thank God for providing His loving and comforting presence inside of us so that when we are compelled to try to figure out the good in every little detail, the Holy Spirit is there to speak peace and still our anxious hearts. And I pray that we would put all of our trust in the only ONE who knows it ALL and THANK GOD that we don’t have to!


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Delesslyn
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