Monday, July 27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you
Read John 14:25-31
"All this I have spoken while still with you. 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. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
"You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.
"Come now; let us leave."
Again Jesus assures his disciples that the Holy Spirit would provide them with an awareness that God is at home in their lives. How can we be confident that the Holy Spirit will encourage our journey of faith?
Are there areas of your life that cause your heart to be troubled? Pray specifically today that God will give you a new peace and assurance of the Holy Spirit's presence.