This past weekend was full of celebrations.
I celebrated a dear friend’s life. I celebrated the release of my new book. I celebrated a new beginning for dear friends.
As I reflect on this weekend, I realize life is filled with
Laughter and tears.
New beginnings and Seasons ends.
Joys and sorrows.
Celebrations and mournings.
Life and death.
Highs and lows.
Dreams fulfilled and disappointments.
In this life, change is inevitable. But one thing remains constant. There is One who is with us in the ups and the down. He is the Holy Spirit.
He laughs with us when we rejoice.
He comforts us when we mourn.
He high-fives us on the mountain; He holds our hand in the valley.
He reminds us who we are in Christ but doesn’t give up on us when we forget.
He ushers us into New Seasons But comforts us as we say goodbye to old seasons.
He gives us dreams and lifts our head in our disappointment. His presence is a constant in our ever changing lives.
This weekend, I was reminded, the Holy Spirit is with me in the good times and the bad. I was reminded of my total dependence upon Him.
So, Good Morning Holy Spirit. I thank you for your presence in my life today. I’m thankful that no matter what I face today, you will be there leading me, guiding me, speaking to me. I surrender my agenda to your agenda. So let’s go and heal the sick, comfort those who mourn, encourage the discouraged, feed the hungry, love the unlovable, forgive the unrepentant. Holy Spirit, let’s go be awesome today!
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.” John 14:16-17 NLT