26 But when the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who comes (proceeds) from the Father, He [Himself] will testify regarding Me. John 15:26
The Holy Spirit is the “Comforter”. The Bible describes Who He is and what He does as “Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, and Standby”. The Bible says He will also lead us into all truth, therefore He is our Teacher!
The blogging class last night taught me some things, but the problem I keep running into is a single word….MONEY! People want to make money from blogging, or so I have been told a great deal lately. Why is it so many times money is the bottom line? Now, I am no idiot. I know we have to have money to live and supply the needs of our family, BUT when money takes on the definition of “Bernie Madoff” and it is just “I love the rich life and I want to live it!” it kind of turns my stomach. There is a difference in following God and Him making you rich so that you are supplied unto every good work and can supply for the needs of others as it says in Corinthians and all out “Show me the money because I want it!!!” whatever “it” may be. To me that is just greed unleashed.
I have heard a great deal lately, “To make money you have to do blah, blah”, “To get ‘discovered’, you have to blah, blah, blah”. My goal is not to be rich or for Juliana to be discovered. The goal in my life is to be the servant and daughter God wants me to be and for JESUS to be discovered!! My goal is that when I stand before Him He says, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant, enter in!”
None of the things I have heard lately has been what God has told me to do. If you want your blog to take off and have thousands of viewers it is about pictures, products, or recipes I am told. But, that isn’t what God has told me to write about. The scripture that keeps coming to my mind is, “He leads me beside the still and restful waters.” Psalm 23:2b HE LEADS ME! God leads me! Yes, it is good to listen and learn, but when advice takes you AWAY from where God is leading you, leave it in the dirt! God will lead you where you need to be, doing what you should be doing, just when you need to be doing it! He is the guarantee of HIS success, not your own for your own feelings of worth, because IN HIM I find my worth and it is great. “My” success does not come from who knows my name, how well they think I do something, how smart they think I am, or anything else! It is God and God alone!
Maintain your focus, dear reader. Keep your eye on the prize, which is Christ Jesus! He is the only one Who can satisfy you. Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this devotion was a spiritual encouragement for you! Blessings to you! I will see you soon!