THE SPIRIT, THE REMEMBRANCER
When I know too many spiritual facts they get in the way. I begin to ask GOD too many questions because I forget facts I once knew. I end up depending on Him to answer prayers He’s already made provision for. Facts tend to make me think I have all the answers. I fall easily into the responsibility to succeed because I know so much. It causes pressure.
But, the “fact” is spiritual truth leaks out of me and I find myself in the pages of Andrew Murray’s book, “Abide in Christ.” “You forget again; and instead of beginning each morning with the joyous transference of all the needs and cares of your spiritual life to the Father’s charge, you again feel anxious, and burdened, and helpless” Andrew Murray (ref#266, p85).
I forget again and again and again. I forget I’m a new creature—one who will always be spiritual even as I default back to my natural anxious, burdened, and helpless state. But GOD has already made a provision for my lapses—the HOLY SPIRIT, the Remembrancer.
The SPIRIT causes me to recall it is GOD who works in me to will and work for His good pleasure (Phil 2:13). I only need to yield myself to His working.
I have been soundly clued to get back to “yielding” instead of “doing.” The more I abide in CHRIST the less I will question anything.
“…abandon all anxiety about your growth and progress…trust…the Holy Spirit ever to remind you of this your blessed relation to Him [God]” Andrew Murray (ref#266, p86, brackets mine).