Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. Proverbs 4:13.
You have the Word of the living God, and for the asking you may have the gift of the Holy Spirit to make that Word a power to those who believe and obey. The Holy Spirit’s work is to guide into all truth. When you depend on the Word of the living God with heart, and mind, and soul, the channel of communication will be unobstructed. Deep, earnest study of the Word under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, will give you fresh manna, and the same Spirit will make its use effectual. The exertion made by the youth to discipline the mind for high and holy aspirations will be rewarded. Those who make persevering efforts in this direction, putting the mind to the task of comprehending God’s Word, are prepared to be laborers together with God.
The world acknowledges as teachers some whom God cannot endorse as safe instructors. By these the Bible is discarded, and the productions of infidel authors are recommended as if they contained those sentiments which should be woven into the character. What can you expect from the sowing of this kind of seed? In the study of these objectionable books, the minds of teachers as well as of students become corrupted, and the enemy sows his tares. It cannot be otherwise. By drinking of an impure fountain, poison is introduced into the system. Inexperienced youth taken over this line of study receive impressions which lead their thoughts into channels that are fatal to piety…. The soul is never safe unless it is under the divine guidance. Then it will be led into all truth.—Testimonies for the Church 6:163-167.
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—-Please pray for Dr. Tan who had surgery yesterday. Also pray for Brenda who is having health issues. Rose
—-My Alan is having dental work today. He’s 4 and really stressing about it and needs prayer for peace. My cousin and her husband are ready to split. Pray for them also. Jennifer
—-Please pray for my little brother as he is in the army. Isaac
Years ago, when I had not had a cell phone very long, as I was getting ready to go to bed, I dropped it. It landed really hard and the back flew off. I picked it up and put the cover back on. The screen was blank. I tried turning it on. Still nothing happened. I took it to Ron. He tried with the same result. With prices so high on everything, I knew we could not afford another phone, so I was feeling very disconnected from my children. (How quickly we get used to instant communication.)
We had not yet gone to sleep, when Ron suddenly asked, “Are you sure the battery is still in the phone? Could it have flown out when the back cover flew off?”
I suggested that he look around and see if he could find it as he knew what he was looking for. In moments, he had found the battery and my phone was working once again.
How often we are as powerless as my phone was without its battery. Praise God! We don’t have to stay that way. Our Dear Saviour promised, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me.” Acts 1:8 Think of it! We can have the same experience as did the apostles when it was said of them “And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.” 4:33
Jesus explained the work of the Holy Spirit upon our hearts. “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. . . . These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 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. . . . Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” John 14:15-17, 25, 26; 16:7-13
Moreover, our Heavenly Father is anxiously awaiting our request for His Holy Spirit. “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” Luke 11:9-13
May we receive the Promised Power that we may live a victorious life and share His love with all around is my prayer.