"16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you" (John 14:16-17, ESV).
Think about a difficult chore or job you did by yourself. Did not having anyone to help you make it harder? Did you wish you had just one person who could hold that thing in place, or help you carry that heavy thing, or place a marker where it needed to be?
Keeping that in mind, we would be very foolish to expect 2022 to be blessed without our Helper! As believers, not only do we have Holy Spirit with us, He's actually in us. And the Lord Jesus said He would be with us FOREVER! He was with us in 2020, 2021, will be with us in 2022, and will continue to be with us forever!
Jesus says the Spirit is a Helper. Well, what does the Spirit help us do and why do we especially need Him in 2022? The first reason is that He is the Spirit of truth that leads us (helps us!) into all truth. In a world of lies, we need to seek His truth for us; He helps us do this.
The second reason is that we know Him! We recognize His leading, and trust that wherever He leads us, it will be good. Think about some of the times you can look back on and see He was actually leading you, even if it didn't feel like it. Think about the times in which you knew He was leading and you were following. Didn't those times make you feel fulfilled and satisfied? That's because you let the Helper help you.
The third and final reason is very important. Not only is He the Spirit of truth, and not only do you know Him, but thirdly, He dwells IN YOU! Tell yourself, "In me!" If He is the Truth, and you know Him, then you know the Truth! But you also have the Truth IN YOU! And He's in you and with you FOREVER!
So on day 4 of our dedication, as He continues to stir you up, allow Him to help you have the best 2022 possible. Ask Him to help lead you into truth. Thank Him for helping you to know Him. Praise Him for dwelling in you and helping you to spiritually walk closer to Him than ever before. Ask the Helper to help you today, and watch Him move in a mighty way!
During the 21 Days of our Dedication, we will post what we hear from the Lord here. Make sure to follow along, not only in reading, but in joining us in this dedication to the Lord! We hope these words stir your spirit to follow hard after the Lord in 2022.