What You'll Discover in this Episode:
When we try to counsel others in our own strength, we will fail. On our own we have no power, we are mere human. We can not rely on our own intellect and our own power to instruct or help others. That is where the Holy Spirit needs to be involved. Jesus has ascended into heaven, but He did not leave us on our own. Jesus sent a helper, this helper (Holy Spirit) will give us the strength to counsel others. The Holy Spirit empowers us to help guide us and lead others. When we try to counsel in our own strength we are depending upon our human wisdom which contains no power. We cannot separate the work of the Holy Spirit from counseling.
It is necessary to prayerfully consider wisdom from above. We need to ask God to give us the words in our counsel with others. God will work through the Spirit in our lives to help lead others to God and the infinite wisdom He provides. When we pray we can ask for the Spirit to help us in leading others into a proper relationship with the Spirit.
In this episode Pastor Jeff talks about the Holy Spirit in our counseling. It is necessary to allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives as we counsel others. The Holy Spirit will guide us in our counseling, but we must fully submit to the Spirit.
Highlights from Pastor Jeff
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