But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit—the Father will send Him in My name—will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you. Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful. (Jn. 14:26-27 HCSB).
I discovered another promise in John 14 this morning, as I began to work on my current book project.
I often wonder why I even bother with book proposals. I’ve faced a few rejections in the past. And I’ve been unable to follow through on several book projects because of a myriad of reasons. Yet I can’t seem to let go of the desire to share the spiritual lessons I’ve learned as I applied the principles and promises of God to my life.
Peace. For awhile now, I’ve been praying about how to find spiritual rest and peace. And I’ve struggled with the thought of compiling the lessons I’ve learned to help others in their struggle with fear—especially with worry, anxiety, and depression.
Prayer. I’ve often voiced a question to God, as I’ve wrestled with my own doubts and fears concerning direction for my next book proposal: How can I write a book about finding spiritual rest, when I’m still one of the most anxious people I know?
Promises. So, as I go forward with my next writing project, I’m choosing to seek God first in the writing process and hold on to His promises along the way.
- God will complete the work that He began in me. “… being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion …” (Phil. 4:6 NLT).
- The Holy Spirit will teach me all things and remind me of everything that the Lord has taught me. “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit—the Father will send Him in My name—will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you” (Jn. 14:26 HCSB).
- Christ promises to give me the strength I need. “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength” (Phil. 4:13 NLT).
Prompt. I hope you will join me, as I share bits and pieces of my journey here on my blog. And I welcome your stories and comments.
What promises from scripture have meant the most to you?