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The Coach

  • But when they deliver you up, don't be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. Matthew 10:19 WEB

    A truly great coach is almost transparent. They are always behind the team, pressing them on to improve their game. They are proud of their team's accomplishments, but at the same time, always asking for more out of them. Even though they have so much great information to give, they have to move forward at the pace of the player, because the player can only absorb so much at one time.

    So it is with the Holy Spirit. Every day, He is with us. He is transparent, but always there, urging us to do better, to try harder. When we get into prayer or praise and things start coming to us to say that we would have never thought of, that is the Holy Spirit coaching you. When you are around someone that is feeling down and an encouraging word comes, that is the Holy Spirit wanting to speak through you.

    He is always striving to make us better, yet never taking credit and always pointing us to Jesus. I say 'He' because Jesus said that the Comforter, the Counselor, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and remind you of all that I said to you (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit is a person with feelings and He can be grieved by our actions (Ephesians 4:30). When you feel the presence of God, you are feeling the Holy Spirit who is here on the earth with us.

    The following are some of the works of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was led by the Spirit (Matthew 4:1). Jesus cast out demons by the Spirit (Matthew 12:8). The Holy Spirit brings the power with Him (Acts 1:8). People often resist the Holy Spirit (Acts 7:51). He speaks (Acts 13:2). Some people do not know that He exists at all (Acts 19:2). He spoke through the prophets of old (Acts 28:25). He brings joy (Romans 14:17). He teaches us (1Corinthians 2:13). He lives inside of us (1Corinthians 6:19, 2Timothy 1:14). Prophecy all through the Bible was given by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). We, the beloved, are to build ourselves up by praying in the Holy Spirit (Jude 20).

    The Holy Spirit is an intricate part of scripture. He was here at the creation of the earth hovering over the waters (Genesis 1:2) and He was with John when he wrote the book of Revelation (Revelation 1:10). He was with David when he wrote Psalms (Psalm 51:11). Some teach that He was only here for a short time with the Apostles while establishing the first church, but that is not scriptural. The Holy Spirit is eternal, He was here at the very beginning, and He is still here today.

    Never try and limit God to your past experience as if you were His coach. He is the smart One. We are merely the student and He is able to do more than any of us think. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit during your day. Pay attention to the things that you cannot see and divine encounters will begin to take place. He has the answer to everything and every need. He is the Ultimate Coach.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Speak to me and through me. I yield to You Lord, use my hands as Yours. Coach me Lord, teach me and I will learn. Speak to me, and I will listen. Lead me, and I will follow, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Lord help me to listen to the Holy Spirit and guide us , we need you ❤️
June 23, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Yes we do! Halleluhjah!

June 23, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

June 23, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen thank you pastor Dion for this morning devotion and reminder I really need to hear this message this morning. Because I am going through a little difficulties regarding my job situation. I know that God is the coach over us and all things. He can see the whole world. Please pray for me that the Lord open a better job door for me. Also I see prayer because a job interview on Monday thank you all for praying for me and my daughter. Have a wonderful blessed weekend. 

June 23, 2018
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen, Sis. I will stand in agreement with you; especially because I too am going through something with my job. Also asking God to open up a door to a new opportunity. Would you agree with me as well? 

June 23, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Standing in agreement with you Stacie. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

June 23, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Prayers for God's will to be done in your life. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

June 23, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Holy Spirit permeate me and my home. Amen. 

June 23, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

June 23, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

What a great  God ,we have praise God for all my blessings in life 

June 23, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!! :)

June 23, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Wondeful Devotional! The Holy Spirit Is Always present and with Us.

June 23, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Teach and be with us Holy Spirit.We love you Jesus. Amen 

June 23, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen to this one! Father, let your Holy Spirit have His perfect work in us!

June 23, 2018
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

 Amen

June 23, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Speak to me and through me. I yield to You Lord, use my hands as Yours. Coach me Lord, teach me and I will learn. Speak to me, and I will listen. Lead me, and I will follow, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Anen. Lord I want to do your will. Lead, teach guide and speak to me . Thank you

June 23, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank You Holy Spirit for All Your Blessings. Amen!

June 23, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I love this devotional! I will look for His guidance and presence in my life today, Amen.

June 23, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, Your Holy Spirit be with me and lead me through the path You want me to go. Talk to me and I will follow,  in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Great devotional Pastor. 

June 23, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank You Lord for sedning Your Holy Spirit to teach and guide me. Please help me to lsiten and hear what He has to say. Please help me Lord to find a job that will pay enough for me to have a home, and I put this job I applied for in Your Hands.  Let Your Will be done. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

June 23, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!

June 23, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

June 23, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

June 23, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! May this be my prayer as well, thank you Pastor Dion !!!

June 23, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pasror Todd!  "Heavenly Father, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Speak to me and through me. I yield to You Lord, use my hands as Yours. Coach me Lord, teach me and I will learn. Speak to me, and I will listen. Lead me, and I will follow, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

June 24, 2018
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Lorena Amador
Lorena Amador

Amen

June 24, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

June 24, 2018
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen❤

June 25, 2018