Daily Easter Devotion Friday, May 2

Friday, May 2, 2014 – Psalm 148; Exodus 16:23-36; 1 Peter 3:13-4:6 and John 16:1-15

John 16:1-15 – 7Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. ….  13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

We’re still in Eastertide, the season of Easter when we remember that Jesus died, was buried and then rose from the dead appearing to the women, to the apostles and then to many other faithful witnesses. The Spirit had not yet come but would come upon Christ’s people following his ascension and his being seated at the right hand of God.

Today’s reading from John points to this promise that had not come but would come upon Christ’s followers. My prayer today, since we live in a time when the Spirit is with us, is that God’s Spirit would guide us into all truth and reveal to us the awesome love of God.

I give thanks to God for the gift of the Spirit that is with us and helps us as we read His word and as we seek to walk in Christ’s way.

Today, pay close attention for the Spirit being in you, with you and all about you. How is God’s Spirit guiding you and leading you this day?

O God, thanks be to you for Christ and then the gift of the Spirit. Today we hear of the promise of the Spirit’s coming and we live in a time when this has been fulfilled. May the Spirit be with us and guide us in all our ways this day. Amen.

Psalm 148 – 1   Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!

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