God knows my true heart and thoughts. The Holy Spirit changes me on the inside before it shows on the outside.
1 Chronicles 28:9 (NASB)
“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with your whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.”
John 14:15-18 (NASB)
If you love me, you will keep my commandments. I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, because He abides with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans.
John 14:23-27 (NLT)
Jesus replied, “All those who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and We will come to them and live with them. Anyone who doesn’t love Me will not do what I say. And remember, my words are not my own. This message is from the Father who sent Me. I am telling you these things now while I am still with you."
"But when the Father sends the Counselor I mean the Holy Spirit—He will teach you everything and remind you of everything I have told you. I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled and afraid."
King David gives some godly, fatherly advice to his son Solomon. In this we have a revelation of God for us. Our God knows us better than we do and there is no hiding the motives behind our actions. This knowledge teaches us there is no benefit for wearing a mask of pretense for others to see. It is God who we are learning how to live for and not the people around us. We also learn that God will reveal Himself if we earnestly seek Him. When we are earnest about something we are putting action to our desire. It is not just wishful thinking.
Jesus tells us the Holy Spirit will live in us teaching us and leading us into all truth. There are many descriptive names for the Holy Spirit, Paraclete in Greek, our Helper, Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor and our Encourager. All of these names are descriptive of the role He has in our life to help us mature into sons and daughters that reflect the family we have been adopted into. It is important to understand that when we have been made a new creation, we haven’t stepped into the closet and come out transformed into the fullness of who we now are.
Our God is restoring us one day at a time. It takes time to let go of the wrong thinking the world has taught us and the baggage we have accumulated from our life experiences. This is why we are so fortunate to have such an intimate Helper who will never let us down or let go, throwing us away. This is also why we are not to judge our brothers and sisters in Christ. We are all on the same journey, letting our transformed life be a witness to the power and glory of our God. We are standing on our understanding of God’s sense of order without passing judgment on ourself and others. We can trust the Holy Spirit to lead us and the rest of the family into all truth.