Today’s Daily Devotion is brought to you by my friend and fellow Pastor Don Patterson from Austin, Tx.
Daily Prayer Tuesday, August 31, 2021
7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. – John 16:7-11
You spoke these words the night before your life on earth ended. You promised your Holy Spirit would come and he has. I sense his work every time I read your divine Word. I feel his discerning presence when the thespians on the television or at the movies shove their agenda to normalize immorality. I sense his conviction in the comments of my critics. I feel his comfort in grace and mercy when I feel guilty. I seem to have his law and gospel as my constant companion. Help me to soften my heart to his promptings. To change my course with just a nudge. Make me sensitive to him so I season my demeanor with grace, love, and understanding. Use him to flush the rogue judgments out of my heart. Use him to guide me in my part of every relationship. Finally, don’t let me fall from the grace you hold out to me through him.
Pastor Don Patterson
The Holy Spirit is the teacher of your conscience, the guide for your interpersonal relationships, and the antidepressant for your heart.