🧩 The missing word 🌼

Missing word

I was having my study some days ago and on reading one of the stated study verses, in some way it contradicted what I knew about that teaching. It felt off, like β€œmaybe this is a typo”. And then later on, I thought to myself that there is a missing word in this. πŸ€”

So I checked other versions to confirm this. Gracefully, these other versions were better phrased and I could relate with it.

Still curious on what could have happened to the first version I read, I went back to it and guess what? There was no missing word. What happened was that my eyes skipped the last word β€œbehind”. It’s still funny how I skipped that particular word. πŸ™ˆ

Now it made more meaning to me and I could relate to it. You know, I was just pondering on how just one word could have taken me from a point A to a Z. Thank God for other versions I could engage with. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ That hence, prompted me to revisit the verse.

The fix

The same applies to the Holy Spirit in our study engagement or in life generally.

He is the β€œone” who makes us understand God’s plans and purpose for our lives at each stage and phase.

Imagine if we didn’t have Him present with us. Then our lives would make less meaning just as that verse was, when I read it without the last one word.

The Holy Spirit is our everyday life saver. We will be missing a lot, if we displace Him in our everyday living.

β€œBut the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.”

John 14:26 AMPC

May we acknowledge and partake of the blessing of His person in our lives. (Amen) πŸ™πŸ»

🌻#HCCounsels#🌻

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Sandy - ClearReveal says:

    The Holy Spirit will remind us even in the most unusual times. He has helped me tremendously.
    Blessings to you! ❀❀

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    1. Yes! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’―
      Glad knowing this. And He is for you all the way. ❀️
      Amen. πŸ™πŸ»
      And to you and family as well. πŸ€—

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  2. vgeorg says:

    Encouraging post. Amen!

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    1. Glad to know this. πŸ™‚πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Wishing you a great time today. πŸ™πŸ»

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  3. Dawn says:

    Funny how our eyes can play tricks on us. Something similar happened to me recently. But I am thankful we have the Holy Spirit to guide us and give us wisdom because life is full of pitfalls. ❀️

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    1. Haha. I can agree on that. 😁
      Smiles. Wow. Thank God for the Holy Spirit in our lives. πŸ˜…πŸ’―
      Yes!! And we can safely walk past such. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Wishing you a blessed day, big sis. πŸ€—

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      1. Dawn says:

        Thank you! Enjoy your weekend πŸ€—

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  4. Very true! We need the Spirit to give us wisdom and discernment for every day life! I love how you can see spiritual application in the simple, every day moments. Lovely post, Mercy!

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    1. Yes! Apt! We can’t do life successfully without Him.
      Smiles. Thank you for your comment and kind words, ma’am. ❀️
      Blessings to you and the family. πŸ€—

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  5. The Holy Spirit always coming through especially when it’s needed. Our helper and advocate! What a blessing and privilege it is to have someone like Him in our corner.

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    1. Yes!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ•ΊπŸ½
      We are indeed blessed sis. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Blessings to you and yours. πŸ€—

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  6. Amen! The Holy Spirit sets our table with a single divine choice. Through the Lord’s grace, we are encouraged to accept it.

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    1. Hmm. Yes, His Grace teaches us to accept His way and direction. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      We are blessed to have Him guide us through life. 😊
      Blessings to you and the family, sir. πŸ€—

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  7. jesusluvsall says:

    God’s work is so complete. He does not leave us to our own but gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes!! He is just so perfect in His doings. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Thankful for His spirit in us. πŸ•ΊπŸ½
      Wishing you a great Thursday, big bro. πŸ€—

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  8. In John 16:12, there are many things that Jesus wants to tell us, but our brains can not pick them all up at once. For this reason, he promised to send the Holy Spirit to teach us all things (all things, including our business and career). The Holy Spirit will always have something to say, but only if we can listen and obey, because He doesn’t speak to a deaf ear. Lovely post!

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    1. Yes. The Holy Spirit brings these things to our heart at the time when we need them. πŸ’―
      Hmm. True! – listening ears and obedient heart.
      Blessings bro. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. πŸ€—

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  9. Wise Hearted says:

    Thankful for His small still voice. Interesting to me that God used the very words, “small still voice”, to describe someone that we would be lost without. How often I fail to listen to that voice because my opinion is loudest in my ear. Thankful that He is persistant also. Lovely post.

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    1. Yes, ma’am. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Haha. That’s so true. It means we need to be very attentive enough to hear His wisdom at every state and stage. πŸ€”
      Hmm. Same here. πŸ™ˆ
      May we be more attentive to His voice and leadings. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Thanks for your comments, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Blessings to you and the family.

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  10. I would marvel at times how God Holy Spirit would shed light to the verse I read and its meaning dawns on me. That is one of the inspiring moments and really great moments for me when I read the Bible..Without the Holy Spirit, we truly cannot comprehend what the Lord wants to teach us and correct us.πŸ™β™₯️

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    1. Yeah. Such moments. 😊
      Me too. It’s always a revealing time.
      That’s true! It will all just seem like some bunch of English letters, without it’s true meaning. πŸ’―
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, sis. πŸ€—

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      1. You are welcome. God bless you. πŸ₯°

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        1. Amen. And you too. πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ»

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  11. Olayinka Ofi says:

    Sincerely, there is more to the Holy Spirit than we ever imagined. Thanks so much for sharing.
    May we never box Him to just one area of our lives

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    1. Yes, bro. There is more to Him in our lives. πŸ’―
      Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      Thanks for your comments on this. πŸ€—
      Blessings to you.

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      1. Olayinka Ofi says:

        You are welcome πŸ€—
        Amen

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  12. Tangie says:

    Amen and beautifully written Mercy.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Tangie.
      Bless God for His words. πŸ™‚πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Happy Sunday to you and the family. πŸ€—

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