My wife and I recently brought our smartphones in to be serviced at the local repair shop. We met with a very knowledgeable young woman who spent a few minutes listening to us describe the problems. She then confidently declared that she would hook up our phones to a smart pad that would allow her to diagnose the problem. Within a few minutes, we had isolated the problem and ruled out a variety of other problems which may have caused the issue.
I was impressed with the elegance and efficiency of that app and asked her, “That is very cool! Can I get that app?”
She laughed. “No, it is only for employees of the company! My family and friends are always asking me to use this app whenever something happens to their smartphones or smart pads.”
I can imagine! Wouldn’t it be great if there was an app that could troubleshoot my spiritual walk with Jesus Christ? I could plug it in and it could diagnose the areas of weaknesses and problems. Too much pride; too little compassion; not enough time spent in prayer; reading the Bible superficially. I would love to have that app!
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
John 16:3 (NKJV)
Fortunately I don’t need that app! As a believer in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, He sent His Holy Spirit to indwell within me the moment I placed my faith in Him. The Holy Spirit searches my soul and convicts me of my sins. He directs and guides me in my walk with God. He encourages and comforts me when life is bearing down upon me.
Can I get that app?
I don’t need it! I have the Holy Spirit through my faith in Jesus Christ!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.