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The Conscious Waiting for Holy Spirit Numbers 11:16-17
In this passage, the Israelites are complaining about their situation after being rescued from Egypt. When they requested other types of food, the Lord provided manna for them to eat. Still, the people groaned and continued to bring their complaints to Moses. Moses grows troubled and frustrated, asking God why the burdens of the people have to be placed upon him. In verses 16-17, the Lord tells Moses to bring seventy of Israel's leaders to stand along with him. He assures Moses that the Holy Spirit will be with them and Moses will not be alone.
This theme of today's devotional is “The Conscious Waiting for Holy Spirit ''. The Lord comforts Moses with His promise of the Holy Spirit and Israel's elders by his side. When applying this to our lives, it is important to remember that the Holy Spirit is always with us, serving as a counselor in our lives. We can always lean on the Holy Spirit to guide and comfort us. Through consistent prayer, faith community, and spending time in the Word, we can learn to listen to God and recognize His spirit. The Holy Spirit is a reminder that the Lord is always present and we are not alone in our struggles. In turn, we should seek the Lord's help to walk by the fruits of the spirit, as written in Galatians 5:22-23.
Dear Lord, we thank You for Your Holy Spirit and that we are not alone in our lives. We thank you for always being with us. Help us to recognize Your Spirit and live by faith. Amen
Thought for the day
“God has a course mapped out for your life, and all the inadequacies in the world will not change His mind. He will be with you every step of the way. And though it may take time, He has a celebration planned for when you cross over the Red Seas of your life.”
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