Understanding the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit As Our Helper

John 15:26 NKJV
“But when the [a]Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.”
Jesus called the Holy Spirit our helper. The Greek word used here is the word “Parakletos”, which means one who is called to one’s side, especially to help. It also means an intercessor, an assistant, or one who pleads the cause of another before a judge.
One question that many believers have is; How does the Holy Spirit help us in our daily lives?
First and foremost we have to acknowledge him as a person and not a force or thing then we can have fellowship and communion with him, we can build a relationship. It is when we are in relationship with him that we begin to see how he helps us.
According to scripture, he helps us in various ways; According to John 16:8 he convicts us of sin and helps us mature in the things of God. He also convicts the world of their sin helping draw them to God. According to John 15:26 he helps us to testify about our Lord Jesus Christ because he testifies to us about him. He is the Spirit of truth and he guides us into all truth, remember Jesus is the way the truth and the life!
He is also out teacher, teaching us the very heart of God and bringing the scriptures alive when we read and allow him to teach us. He also helps us by giving us specific instructions and leading us in the way that we should go. The bible is full of examples of this both in the old and new testament. He also helps us by praying for us and teaching us how to pray. Romans 8:26-27 tells us of this.
The Holy Spirit also helps us by strengthening us and giving us boldness and we see a lot of that in the book of acts.
As believers we have every reason to rejoice because we are not alone, we have a helper who is always by our side, our stand by ready to help us to grow and become all that God designed us to be!
Now that you have a helper, are you allowing him to help you? What do you need to do so that you can partner with the Holy Spirit and benefit from his help? What are some things that make it hard for you to receive help from the Holy Spirit and what are you willing to do to change them?