Day 32

September 27th, 2014

Holy Spirit“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. Where would I be without the Holy Spirit to guide me? Some people call it a conscience. Others call it that small voice within. Whether it’s acknowledged as the Holy Spirit or not, we are guided and directed by that voice within. I was saved at the age of 12, but I was well into adulthood before I learned about the Holy Spirit. But, I knew I had a small voice within. I didn’t know what that voice was or where that voice came from. What I did know is that whenever I listened to that voice and followed the voice’s instruction, I was never led astray. Additionally, I began to realize that everyone didn’t have that voice – or if they did, they didn’t listen to it. I thank God that even in my ignorance of who He is, He will lead and guide us. He is patient as He waits for us to realize who He is. In an excerpt of a poem I wrote:

“He waited until I knew

Who He Was

He waited until I knew

That through Him is Eternal Life

He waited until I knew

That He could and would erase my deepest sins.

He waited until I could rejoice and praise Him

Not for what He has done

But simply because of Who He Is.

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He lived for me.

He died for me.

He did it all

To set me free.”

…and therein lies my joy…