The Apostles’ Creed: The Holy Spirit will Guide You in Truth

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WEEK 6, DAY 3: The Holy Spirit will Guide You in Truth

In our culture today, depression, anxiety, debt, and addiction are at an all time high. While the reasons for our overall lack of peace and contentment are many, researchers are discovering that one of the reasons for this trend is that we believe a lot of things that simply aren’t true. For example:

  • A young couple believes they can, and should, own a home with the same size and furnishings as their parents, though their parents took 30 years to build their home.
  • Throughout High School, a student regularly tells herself, “I’ll never have real friends.” By age 30, she’s addicted to heroine because she would do whatever she could to fit in. 
  • A 60 year old successful sales rep refuses to consider retirement, believing that his business will crumble if he chooses to do so. 

Whether it’s believing lies about our physical appearance, our relationships, our work, or the simple lie of, “I’ll be content (or happy) when ____________.” Even the simplest of lies can have a detrimental impact. 

Fortunately, we have the Holy Spirit to guide us in truth. 

READING & JOURNALING:

     JOHN 14:26, JOHN 16:12-15, 1 JOHN 2:20-21

We all tell ourselves things throughout the day which may be lies. Lies about God, about ourselves, or about others. What is the danger of telling yourself lies? Be specific. 

Have you taken time to consider whether any of your hurts, habits, or hangups are the result of you believing a lie? 

How does the Holy Spirit help us to combat these lies? 

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, I’m pretty confident that if I were to write out all of my thoughts throughout the day, I would discover that I’m telling myself, and perhaps believing, more lies than I realize. Help me to see the danger in these lies, and to stay focused on Your truth. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

 

F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)

The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.

Read: Hosea 1, 2, & 3

Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?

 

Note: Are you looking for a Study Bible to help you engage with the Scriptures at a deeper level? If so, click here for some recommendations.

 

 

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