I’m in to fresh stuff. Fresh coffee because it tastes way better, fresh bread because it’s softer, fresh clothes because they smell good, fresh thoughts because I love new ideas, and fresh maple bars from DK Donuts because they taste so good.
The enemy of fresh is old. There is no such thing as old Holy Spirit, only new. That’s why we can say yes to the Holy Spirit every day, because He is serving up the fresh stuff that you need daily in order to live out God’s purposes. In fact, he has an infinite supply of what you need every day for the changes and challenges you face.
What are some of the fresh items available from the Holy Spirit?
Fresh leadership from Jesus, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.” (John 14:16) He is the Spirit of truth.
Fresh advice: “But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away.” (John 16:7) Just say I need your strong and clear counsel about _______________ today. Point me to your Word and show me your direction and will today. Connect me with another believer, someone who‘s filled with You and listens to You. Talk to me through my conscience.
Fresh truth: “But when he, the Holy Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.” (John 16:13.) Just say Holy Spirit help me to be truthful with myself, God and others today. Help me remember your Word today, which is truth, and then help me accept and act on those things. Act on his promises, don’t wait for feelings. He has so much more for us fresh every day, fresh forgiveness and fresh encouragement.
Act on his promises, don’t wait for feelings, they will come.
Father, you have given me power, not my own, but from your Spirit in me.