For today’s post, I want to talk to you about asking the Holy Spirit to guide you during your Quiet Time. I’m not only sharing this post for you, but the conversation I had with my best friend Jasmine, that opened my eyes and made me understand things even more.
So Wednesday, I was so excited to see some of peers in my classes saying that they’ve been reading the blog, they think it’s helpful and brave that I’m sharing my mental health and other adventures through an online diary. Jasmine called me, and I told her the good news, and I mentioned that I post entries about my Quiet Times, with the help of scriptures. I also went into detail saying that I share my insight on the reading and what I learned.
There was a moment when I told her how I interpret the readings and then she asked me “When you’re unsure about the reading, do you seek guidance from the Holy Spirit?” I paused, and then responded “No.” She then went on to say that she’ll have moments where she can feel the Holy Spirit talking to her. At times, she mentioned that she’ll hear someone calling her name and that it’s the Holy Spirit.
At first, my initial response was panic because I’ve been sharing my Quiet Time with you all, not thinking to include this step. Then, the anxiety kicked in. I thinking about what the audience would think or say if I share this experience with them. I then felt bad that I wasn’t doing this because I am a Christian. I felt like I should already be doing things like this on my journey. And then, after talking to Jasmine about it, she helped me realize that I’m still learning, and that learning is a part of the journey.
Then, I remember one of my latest posts, Let Me Be Honest, where I explain that I’m sharing my truth with the world. Well, this is part of my truth, if I’m going to share my Quiet Times with you all, I want to make sure I’m not giving you any false information. Starting today, when I go through my reading, I’ll be sure to keep that in mind and ask the Holy Spirit to give me clarity on what I’m reading. Good thing I have friends like Jasmine to help me keep things in check, and that they are honest with me. These are friends you need to have in your corner, and in your support group. Thank you Jasmine for helping me realize this truth so that I can apply it to my life.
Here are is a scripture that ties in with today’s topic, John 14: 26:
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
John 14:26 NASB
Well, I hope you all enjoy today’s post. I’ll be back later on to check in.
Until next time…