These past few months have been great time as I've been working on a new project for a publisher, and the writing time has been good for my soul.
Can't say enough about the encouragement and appreciation I've seen over the past few months with those of you who've encouraged me to get the Man Minute back online. It means more than you know. Now to today's "minute" ...
The Holy Spirit is not an "it." He is a person, the very person of God. It's a tough mystery that we must receive in faith. I've been reading through John this spring, and in John's gospel the Spirit is described as a Counselor. We've seen that reference many times, and understand that role pretty well as we receive His leading. However, He is also described as a "Spirit of truth." He provides a great and supernatural filter to keep us from believing a lie about ourselves, our circumstances, or the people around us.
Jesus doesn't stop with the descriptions, though. He said something about the Spirit that, for whatever reason, dropped off of my radar in past readings of John. Jesus tells us that the Spirit will "bring to your remembrance all that I said to you." (John 14:26)
Fellas that's massive. That knowledge is a game changer, for it tells me that in times when my mind is dull, confused, or simply unresponsive due to my mere humanity, the Spirit's role is to remind me of the truths of God's faithfulness so that I may navigate the journey of manhood. I look back on my life and see time after time where God has brought to the forefront of my mind random times where He's proven Himself sovereign. The next time that happens, I can realize that it's not just God at work in my life, it's literally His Spirit doing for me what I cannot do, so that I remember His benefits.