“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—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 14:16
I had such a fun time last night. It was officially "boys night out". It started with pizza king and ended with an hour at the shooting range with 7 men I have great respect for. I love these guys. We are friends, coworkers, and brothers. I trust them deeply and value there opinions on God, life, and work. When I need advice I know I can count on them and we look at life the same way. It is great to have people in your life you can look up to, laugh with, and escape with. I am blessed.
When God sent the Holy Spirit his intent was to send a friend, a Godly leader that would be like these men in my life. We are not left alone to solve life's problems. We are not alone to fight our battles and we are not alone through our suffering.
We need to rely upon our earthly friends and mentors. But we also need to embrace life with our Heavenly father and the spirit of truth that surrounds our life. I praise God for the counselor he sent to us. I feel his presence every day of my life. I am blessed by the wisdom I receive from the wonderful friendship with the Holy Spirit.