Advent 2018 – Day 15

Here we are on Day 15 and we still have not exhausted the supply of “I WILL” promises from God!

Every year in December, familiar jokes appear about the dad trying to assemble his daughter’s dollhouse or mom struggling to put together her son’s bicycle on the night before Christmas. No one ever looks at the instructions until long after some key steps have been ignored.

God has promised us something far better than a printed set of directions for assembling our future. In Psalm 32:8 he promises, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” He himself will instruct us the whole way, guiding us step by step from point A to point Z.

Jesus added in John 16:13: “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.” Only our God can know all the past (‘what he has heard’) but also prepare us for what is to come (‘about the future’).

No wonder we read in James 1:5: “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”

Do you need wisdom for the new year? The Holy Spirit is like our private tutor, teaching us about the Father and the Son. Sit quietly and listen for his voice today, and then pay careful attention to the lessons your tutor has for you. Don’t omit any steps!

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