Good morning everyone,
It is an honor and priviledge to be one of His children! John 14:15-16 says, "If you love Me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another helper (the Holy Spirit) to be with you forever." Jesus lived the example that we are to live while we are on this earth. In order to carry that out, the Father has given us the Holy Spirit to help us and correct our walk as we stumble along! The above verses are a request and a promise all wrapped up together to insure us that He will be with us forever. No matter what you are going through, He is there to carry you through it. Has anyone else stepped up to the plate and offered that same guarantee to you lately? No one is capable of taking care of all of your needs like He can! If that doesn't give you reason to praise Him, we need to talk. Pastor Chuck Swindoll has a daily radio talk show and He recently asked the question, 'Do you ever have a dialogue with God's Word as you're reading it?' In order that you personalize Scripture, insert your name. God wants to reveal Himself to each of us so that you see the need for His guidance. He literally can carry you through the valley of the shadow of death! Don't you want that? Praise Him in everything and see what happens!
Your brother in Christ,