“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him” (Luke 11:9-13 NKJV).
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me” (John 15:26 KJV).
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26 KJV).
We might not have been promised a rose garden—but we were promised a Comforter even on windy days.
The Holy Spirit is the one who comforts. He is our advocate—our helper—our paraclete. He is our ever-present, truest Friend. He stands by our side ready to take our part when help is needed. He will dwells in our hearts if we ask and trust Him to.
There are lots of temporary fixes and false comforts in this world—but only the Holy Spirit can truly meet our needs. Go to the source—God—and simply ask knowing it is always His desire to give to us His most precious Holy Spirit.
I keep hearing the phrase: “icing on the cake.” I wonder—if the cake is our salvation through Jesus Christ and its icing is the Holy Spirit with His fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control topping it off—wouldn’t you want it all!
By, Ginger Mosher
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