The kids wanted to go somewhere alone, and I had mixed feelings about it. As I processed my thoughts, I told them, “You can go, but only if you listen to your babysitter.” They looked at me like I had three heads. Surely they were too old for a babysitter. I told them Holy Spirit was their babysitter, and if they agreed to listen to whatever He instructed them to do, I was fine with them going. They agreed, and I was able to hand them over to their sitter just like I did when they were younger, leaving them for the first time. I love how I can actively give my children the freedom to grow up yet trust Him to guide and protect them. 


How many of you would like to sit across from Jesus and have coffee for an hour? Could you imagine how that encounter would change your life? I am not sure I would do much talking, but I would be ALL ears to whatever He had to say. But listen to what Jesus Himself says in John 16:4-7: “I didn’t tell you this earlier because I was with you every day. But now I am on my way to the One who sent me. Not one of you has asked, ‘Where are you going?’ Instead, the longer I’ve talked, the sadder you’ve become. So let me say it again, this truth: ‘It’s better for you that I leave. If I don’t leave, the Friend won’t come. But if I go, I’ll send him to you.'”

Jesus says someone is coming that is BETTER than your 1:1 coffee date with Him. Look what is stated in Matthew 13:16-17 (MSG): “But you have God-blessed eyes—eyes that see! And God-blessed ears—ears that hear! A lot of people, prophets and humble believers among them, would have given anything to see what you are seeing, to hear what you are hearing, but never had the chance.” They never had the chance because the Friend, the Helper, the Holy Spirit had not yet come. The Old Testament giants of faith envy what has been so freely given to YOU. Jesus’s life and death reveal yet another dimension of God’s goodness to us. Not only did He send Jesus to die so that we could have a relationship with Him, but He also provides us with ongoing 24/7 help. While God’s ways are immeasurable, some of the roles of Holy Spirit include giving you wisdom and helping you to know right from wrong. He knows us better than we know ourselves and leads us accordingly. He gives us insight and counsel in our time of need. He gives us courage in pain or adversity. He is all-knowing and leads us to the truth. He convicts us when we are in need of correction. He is our Comforter and ministers to us. He alerts us to danger and leads us to live a righteous and fruitful life.

I picture life like a dance floor. It is my job as a Daughter to dance freely, but it is Holy Spirit’s job to know when I am getting too close to the edge and guide me back. He can be trusted to guide, lead, and correct me. I do not have to live a life so cautious and alert but can instead trust Him to lead me. God has equipped you with a Helper. Simply put, if you are going to walk out life on earth as a Son or Daughter, you need Him. Camp out in these Scriptures and allow God to speak to you through them.

John 15:16 – “The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you.”

Isaiah 30:21-22 – “When you turn to the right or turn to the left, you will hear his voice behind you to guide you, saying, ‘This is the right path; follow it.'”

Titus 3:6 – “God poured out the Holy Spirit abundantly on us through Jesus Christ our Savior.”


How many of us would like an extra measure of comfort, wisdom, and help? God has given that very thing to us – through His Holy Spirit. Jesus tells us in John 16:17 that it is better for us that He leaves the earth so that the Helper can come. While Jesus was a single man, Holy Spirit is available 24/7. He never sleeps, slumbers, or misses a call. He is alive, active, and ever-so-present. Teaching isn’t what He does; it is who He is. To call on Holy Spirit for help means He will bring revelation, creative solutions, and deep insight not known to man.