Closest Friend

“There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.” [Proverbs 18:24b] That Friend is one who is sadly and oftentimes overlooked; yet He’s the one Jesus said must come in His place. Jesus said it was expedient [convenient and practical], not to mention exponential, that He go and this one come in His place.

Holy Spirit, our closest spiritual guide, helper, healer, teacher, comforter…and much more…can be neglected. He’s not just an ’emergency 911 call.’ He’s one who desires to be involved everything we do. We must invite Him to be involved. It’s amazing to see just how many seemingly insignificant moments He’ll change to meaningful and even holy…when we give Him the rights.

“If you love Me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and He’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can’t take Him in because it doesn’t have eyes to see Him, doesn’t know what to look for. But you know Him already because He has been staying with you, and will even be in you!” [John 14:15-17 The Message]

Holy Spirit is our prayer partner. His communication line is never too busy. He’s always available. And He can be trusted to represent all that Jesus taught. As we nurture His presence, while becoming more aware of His involvement in our everyday lives, we come to rely more and more upon Him.

How soon we can forget, yet Holy Spirit’s assignment is to remind us of all that Jesus taught. His desire is to be our offensive lead, our preventative guard, and our closest Friend in all of this life. No believer need ever feel alone or abandoned.

As written, the world does not have eyes to see him, for they do not know what to look for. But we know Him already … therefore, it’s up to us to reveal to this world how our lives take on meaning and purpose when we walk with our Friend.

One thought on “Closest Friend

  1. Thanks for the reminder that He sticks closer than a friend. It’s easy to remember in ministry. I forget when it’s “just little ole’ me”. “Oh, How He Loves Me.”
    Thanks, Dave


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