In his book “Waking the Dead” John Eldridge writes, “Walking with God leads to His intimate counsel and counseling leads to deep restoration”

In his message on courage Sunday, Larry Cotton challenged us to be brave enough to seek counsel. We need community for God to fully speak his wisdom into our hearts.

And Jesus knew, we all needed a full time Counselor.

John 14:16
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever–

John 14:26-27
26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.

John 16:7
7 But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

John 16:13
13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

Job 12:13

13 To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
Isaiah 28:29

29 All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom.
Psalms 32:8

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.

Ephesians 1:17-19
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you.“

I believe Jesus loves you and me just as we are, but He also loves us too much to leave us that way.

Jesus is in the restoration business. He takes broken people and makes them whole again.

His Spirit dwells within in us revealing His glory and purpose in our lives. He replaces words of doubt with faith; hurtful thoughts and memories, with healing and hope.

A trustworthy Counselor with whom I feel safe enough to reveal my greatest fears, insecurities and the most intimate details of my life. The cost of a full time Counselor…….extravagantly high.

Isaiah 9:6

6b And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

God’s Spirit in our hearts. Amazing!!!!!!

Talk to Him…….. He’s less than a heartbeat away.