The Spirit of truth ... he will bear witness about me.

"But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

For the believer there is something deep within us that rings true to truth. There is a discernment given to each of us that helps us to delineate between truth and error. Yet in my life, and I suspect in yours, I have believed things to be truth which I have later discovered to be error. This discovery caused me to better understand the work of the Holy Spirit in my heart and how I suppressed His witness in me with my own understanding.

In the third chapter of Proverbs Solomon warns us to trust God with all of our heart and to not lean on our own understanding. It is a very simple message yet one that is so hard for people, like me, who have spent their whole lives relying on what their brains tell them. It is the problem that we have in common with skeptics, agnostics and atheists. Even so, the Holy Spirit is not weak or unable to speak truth to us when we open our heart to Him.

Come Holy Spirit. I need you. Please witness within me and lead me into truth.


  1. Amen! That is an area where I struggle as well. I have a good friend who is able to listen to the Spirit, and I am learning to do that as well. Many times, I'm amazed at how things go so much better when I do listen. :)

  2. I was restless last night with many things on my mind to pray about. As I was thinking about a family struggle, it seems the Lord reminded me, if I didn't know how to pray for this difficult item, the Holy Spirit...would take my concern and heart and translate it to the Father. How I love that the Holy Spirit prays for us!!


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