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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.

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (2 Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Please coach me and teach me mold me Lord for I am nothing without you! Thank you Pastor Dion for spreading his word!
Feb 19
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Amen and thank you Pastor Todd 

Feb 19
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Father in Heaven for the Holy Spirit, who comforts me during the most difficult trials and who gives me a sense of knowing that you are ALWAYS with me!  In Jesus most precious name I pray, Amen!!

Feb 19
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father I thank you for your Holy Spirit in my life.

Feb 19
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Teach me Lord as i have so much to learn from you. Praise to the Holy Spirit!!  Amen. 

Feb 19
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Feb 19
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Wonderful Jesus,please fill us with your Holy Spirit today. Amen 

Feb 19
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen 

Feb 19
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Coach me Lord, teach me and I will learn. Speak to me, and I will listen. Lead me, and I will follow.  Thank you, Pastor Dion, for this encouragement this morning!

Feb 19
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes, fill me with Your Holy Spirit! Your will be done, Amen.

Feb 19
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Lord Jesus be my coach everyday.  I need your wisdom while I comfort my children and friends. Holy Spirit thank you for teaching me all you want me to do and know. Amen 

Feb 19
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Feb 19
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father we thank You for giving us the Holy Spirit as was promised by Your Son Jesus, we need him to show us the way to You and to lead us to a successful story in our lives. In the name of Your Son Jesus we pray, Amen. 

As always thank you Pastor and Sylvia for this message, God bless you both. 

Feb 19
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord for just putting up with us!

Feb 19
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! Thank You and praise You Holy Spirit!

Feb 19
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Feb 19

Amen and Amen!!! Thank you Lord for giving us the mighty comforter, what a presence that assures us that we are not alone!!! May I always listen to Your voice, oh Holy Spirit, and head Your call, in the holy name of Jesus Christ, Amen!!!

Feb 19
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Feb 19
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please embolden me. Guide me. Holy Spirit push me. Praise God in the name of Jesus Amen 

Feb 19
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Feb 19
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH

 

 

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