But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Have you ever forgotten where you left something? We all have misplaced an item. Our human nature is to forget. Backtracking is a way to remember where that item is. I begin by reversing my actions in my mind and remembering in sequential order what I did. I work my way through each action and place until I can remember where I left the item.
Jesus taught and said many things. I know I cannot remember them all. Today we read that the Holy Spirit helps us “backtrack” or remember all the things Jesus said. The good news is that just as much as we tend to forget and just as much as the world distracts us from remembering what Jesus has taught us, so is the Holy Spirit continually speaking or advocating and teaching us anew the things that Jesus said.
Discover (or remember) how the Holy Spirit walks with you and talks to you today.
Dear Lord, thank you for sending your Holy Spirit, who advocates on our behalf. I am grateful that when I cannot remember what Jesus said about a particular issue, concern, or situation, your Holy Spirit will teach me.
Prayer Journal Reflections
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you today about the Lord’s protection, direction, and revelation for your life and the life of the church?
—Sam Flores, District Superintendent, South Carolina