Flying Through the Flack - Saturday's Dose - 14th January 2012

Saturday's Dose - 14th January 2012

Flying Through the Flack

"If you love me, obey me; and I will ask the Father and he will give
you another Comforter, and he will never leave you. He is the Holy
Spirit, the Spirit who leads into all truth." - John 14:15-17 (TLB).

Whenever we want to make progress or grow in our personal and
spiritual life, or seek to serve God more enthusiastically, chances
are we will face opposition and some flack.

On one occasion, I was facing an uncomfortable amount of flack
because of a major change of direction I had made in my life, which I
believed was right for me to do. But the flack I received came not
from "the enemy without" but from opposition within. As the saying
goes, "Christians are the only army that shoots its wounded."

When I was feeling the strain, I was also feeling afraid. Then I
pictured in my mind's eye that I was a pilot flying through enemy
territory with a lot of flack coming at me; but sitting beside me was
my co-pilot, Jesus Christ! Immediately, I knew I would be safe and
that he would guide me safely through the "storm". And he did.

It helps to remember that no matter what we are going through,
Christ's presence and his Spirit are always with us. A part of the
work of the Holy Spirit is that he is not only our Comforter but, as
it says in the original language, he is one who is called alongside
to help us in every situation in which we find ourselves.

Prayer: "Our Loving Heavenly Father, when I need to make choices,
help me to know what the right choices are, and give me the courage
to make them regardless of the flack/opposition I might receive ...
and help me always to 'see' your being with me. Thank you for hearing
and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray,

Have a Blessed Saturday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team