The Promise of the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, you will obey my commandments. 16 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever. 17 He is the Spirit, who reveals the truth about God. The world cannot receive him, because it cannot see him or know him. But you know him, because he remains with you and is in you.
18 “When I go, you will not be left all alone; I will come back to you. 19 In a little while the world will see me no more, but you will see me; and because I live, you also will live. 20 When that day comes, you will know that I am in my Father and that you are in me, just as I am in you.
21 “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. My Father will love those who love me; I too will love them and reveal myself to them.”
Jesus was God living in the world.
The Holy Spirit is God living in me.
We are not left alone
God is still with us
with us always
God’s breath breathing in me.
Breathe in and through me Lord,
that I may breathe your life,
that you may fill every cell of my body,
ever present within me.
Breathe in me now
making me more like you
If centering prayer is your thing, or even if it isn’t, try sitting with God and gently inviting as you breathe, “Breathe in… and through me Lord”. Feel God’s breath in you and hear his voice. Give God the opportunity to change you, reassure you, fill you with his presence.