The moment you accepted Jesus as your Savior, God began to work in your life. All your past sins were forgiven—gone, never more to be remembered by God. This event made you different (II Corinthians 5:17). You will no longer suffer in eternity for your sins. The Holy Spirit came to reside in you; God in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). His continual guidance helps us live a good, improved life. The Holy Spirit started helping each of us to understand the Bible. By the way, He guided men to write the Bible (II Peter 1:21).
Every believer has spiritual discernment and can see things differently, reflecting God’s point of view. The whispering voice inside each Christian is God speaking instructions to us—go there or don’t do that, say this, or don’t say anything. However, the Spirit does not stand over us with a big stick wanting to beat us into correction for our wrongdoings. Instead, he lovingly holds our hand to guide us in the right direction.
There is a joy in the Spirit’s heart to encourage us. He gives us an inward peace to love others. Maybe you had a temper problem like I did. If so, the Holy Spirit will assist you in controlling our outward bursts.
The Lord continually demonstrates his patience to change each of us to be more like Christ. God’s Spirit helps every listening Christian to understand this place in life. We can’t help everybody, but He can use us to assist some.
Beginning our day in prayer and Bible reading will aid us in helping others. Gone is the stubborn desire to always please oneself by adjusting to his leadership. There is a reward awaiting every believer.