“And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever, This is the sprit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him because he abides with you and will be in you.”
John 14: 16-17
Two tiny words, Lord.
– Barely noticeable within this powerful text full of hope and reassurance.
-A divine double distinction that You, Lord, deliberately chose to make a dramatic difference in our lives.
Two words: With and In.
You know him because he abides with you and will be in you.
Lord you come alongside of me and walk WITH me as an Advocate, Friend, Companion, Counselor, Comforter.
You stir up the spark of spirit you planted INside my DNA as you connect withIN my heart.
You are with me forever.
You are within me forever.
You abide, standing next to me.
You abide, dwelling within my soul.
I am amazed, Lord at your all encompassing, lavishing love that enfolds and inhabits.
Your spirit surrounds my being and sits in my deepest inmost core.
Enfolds and Inhabits.
With and In.
Thank you Advocate, Friend, Companion, Counselor, Comforter.
Thank you, Holy Spirit of God.
What two very powerful words…Thanks for the reminder…praying you are well this Memorial Day 🙂
Jean Wise says
doesn’t it amaze you, Dolly that it is often the tiny words that move us closer to God? had a very nice Memorial Day. Hope you have a blessed week.
With and in . . . small words that offer endless comfort and grace!
Lynn Mosher says
Oh, how thankful we should be that we have the precious Holy Spirit living within us. Wonderful post, sweet Jean! 😀
Jean Wise says
We talked about this verse quite a bit at church today.. Everyone is amazed knowing He lives within us. I liked the concept too of the Holy Spirit coming along side of us on our journey. Thanks Lynn