This last week we have stayed at Brett’s parents house.  The outlet that we use to plug various things into is in an awkward hard to reach place.  Usually I reach down and try to plug it in and I can’t see anything.  It doesn’t work so well, so this morning I took my cell phone and used it as a flashlight to plug in my hair appliance.  Once I could actually see where to plug it in, a hard job became easy.

Our spiritual lives can be like this story.  We can’t just plug in on our own, we need the holy spirit to shine his light so we can see more clearly.  How do we do this?  Prayer.  If we pray for the Holy Spirit to shine his light into our lives, He will.

15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be  in you.
John 14:15-17