Title: NEGLECTED BEST FRIEND
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 youJohn 14:17
Many times, I hear people move around complaining about how they are alone, how they have no one, how no one is there for them. With these complaints, I feel like I’m reading John 5:7 all over but this time, in different settings.
You see, as children of God, you aren’t expected to come to this point. No matter how many people complain about stuff like this, you aren’t like them and shouldn’t complain like them too. You don’t belong here. You are not alone!
I don’t know how the Lord feels about this but it amazes me to hear sincere believers say that they are alone and can’t do/be anything in life and destiny. If you’re in a relationship with anyone whether intimate or just casual, family or spiritual, you understand it hurts to be neglected by those you feel you’re important to. But do you know that this is what we do to the world’s best Friend?
Yes, this isn’t your biological father, mother, school or neighbourhood buddy. He is much more than that. He is a life partner in more ways than any wife can ever be. I’m talking about the person of the Holy Spirit of God in us. You see, when Jesus was to leave the earth physically, He promised to send a Helper. Now, this Helper would be with us. He wasn’t sending an angel or any other spirit. Rather, He was coming back, this time not in a body, but in His spiritual manifestation, The Holy Spirit.
As a physical being, Jesus couldn’t be everywhere at the same time, even though He was God. But as the Holy Ghost, He could be with and fill everyone at the same time. This way, He could guide everyone, feel everyone, direct everyone and be there for everyone. It’s very crucial to take note of this. God wants to be there for you, so He sent and gave His Spirit to you His child at the new birth so that this can be possible.
You see many believers don’t know this, but every guidance, companionship, understanding, help, supply and grace you need was given to you when you became born again, how, through the person of the Spirit of Jesus indwelling you. And the goodness is that, the Holy Ghost is not leaving the earth till Jesus returns to claim the saints to Himself.
This Best Friend is dependable, never fails, never gets lost and never loses. He bows down before nothing and dominates everything. He is called the greater One- 1John 4:4. And He lives in you.
Our lives are a product of what we believe and accept. I present you this truth today: that God has given you His Spirit to dwell in you. You can start focusing on Him than on those questions filling your mind. You can enjoy that fellowship you’ve always craved and go in that power you never thought you had. Why, because HE LIVES IN YOU.
Turn to Him. He is at work in you. Listen, learn, obey and win. This is the order. Again I say, you’re not alone and you’re not without help. He is in you. He lives in you. You’re God’s residence via the Holy Spirit. Take advantage of that and stop crying like everyone else.