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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