Jeff: "When I think about being a guide, I picture a trail guide; you know, you go into some national forest and you have no clue where you're going ... maybe you're climbing Mount Everest! ... If you're Joe Nobody and decide to go do that [without an expert], you're in trouble."
Lawrence: "It's not like you can just climb this mountain without the expertise ... of a guide; someone who can help us navigate ... "
Jeff: "Someone who knows the way inside and out. And that is exactly what the Holy Spirit is."
Join us as we further discuss how this aspect of the Holy Spirit plays out in the life of a believer: #3 The Holy Spirit Is Our Guide.
Note: The Seven Roles Of The Holy Spirit is a devotional series by J. Lee Grady available as part of the YouVersion Bible App.
The Spirit has access to all the wisdom and knowledge of God. When we abide in Him, He leads us continually into truth—causing us to grow and mature spiritually. He is our teacher (1 John 2:27), and those who depend on Him will know where to go and what to do because they are following His heavenly directions.
Romans 8:14 tells us: “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” If you are a child of God, you have access to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
He is the best guide ever because He has all the information you need from the past, the present, and the future. I am old enough to remember when people did not have GPS software on their phones (or on anything else!). We actually had to keep maps in the glove boxes of our cars—folded maps made of paper! We’d use them to figure out how to get to a new address. Looking back on those old days of studying maps (and asking for directions at gas stations), I wonder how any of us found our destinations.
The Holy Spirit is like your internal GPS, except that He never gets confused or offers wrong information. But if you want to know the Holy Spirit’s guidance, you must learn to discern His voice and His subtle nudgings.