I was recently in a prayer meeting. As I was praying I felt led to take my shoes off. This brought a few things to mind.
In my bachelor days I had plenty of socks with a different degree of holes in them. I wouldn’t throw them out unless they were utterly useless. I would think to myself, “will I be taking my shoes off in public today? Am I going to go to someones house (we take our shoes off in Canada)?” And “am I going to be in a prayer meeting or leading worship?” I would make sure that I have a pair of good socks on if I was going to be shoeless in public.
Now that I am married, my wife throws out my holey socks before I even notice that there are holes in them. Now I no longer need to think about what socks I put on before taking my shoes off.
This may be a silly little story of mine, but it is only one small way that my wife blesses me. When I forget a persons name, that I should know, I ask her. When there is something that I am not sure about… I ask her for her opinion because she may see things from a different perspective that may be helpful.
But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, 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 help you remember everything that I have told you.
John 14:26 (AMP)
My relationship with my wife actually teaches me about the relationship that I can have with the Holy Spirit. It’s a simple comparison, but wonderful at the same time.
The Holy Spirit (God) has always been there for me. He has always loved me, counseled me, and just like my wife and I vowed to never leave each other… He will never leave me. As my relationship with my wife grows, I continually gain a revelation of who the Holy Spirit is. As I grow in Him, He helps to make sure, spiritually speaking, that I am not sporting socks with holes in them.
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