Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory.
“If God were to withdraw his Spirit, all life would disappear and mankind would turn again to dust” (Job 34:14-15)
“When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you” (John 16:13-15)
“When you heard the true teaching the Good News about your salvation-you believed in Christ. And in Christ, God put his special mark of ownership on you by giving you the Holy Spirit that he had promised” (Ephesians 1:13)