Friday, April 11, 2008

The Comforter

Yesterday was shaping up to be a bad day. My kids woke up earlier than normal, I had cramps, plus the Chinese food I ate yesterday was not agreeing with me!

In the afternoon, I was recording my weekly podcast Losing Weight After Baby. I wasn’t feeling well when I did it, but pressed through only to find out I had the microphone facing the wrong way and had to do it all over again. At that point, I said, I need to pray! Guess what? When I prayed and asked the Holy Spirit to empower me, He did! The podcast went much better the second time than the first time.

My pastor is doing a 3 part series on the Holy Spirit and it has really helped me to focus on the Holy Spirit and ask for His daily guidance, empowerment and comfort.

When you need comfort, turn your eyes upon Jesus. Depend on the Holy Spirit. Throw yourself in His able arms instead of a carton of ice cream or a piece of chocolate cake. I read a great quote by pastor and author Dr. David Jeremiah today,

Let me suggest to you that only a feeling of utter inadequacy and insufficiency
can ever prepare us to be God’s warriors.

Whatever battle you’re facing, big or small, call on the Comforter today. He will not disappoint!

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will
teach you all things. John 14:26



Ashleigh said...

Thanks Arlene! This was very encouraging and timely for me.

Totally New Moms said...

LOVED your post! God bless you for sharing this. Although I believe this and have forever, I needed it said to me all over again. Thanks!