You've heard it. I've heard it. We've all seen it in a  movie. You know what I'm talking about. Someone is dealing with a major issue in their life. They don't know what to do, what to decide, how to proceed. . . when, all of a sudden they hear a voice, feel an impression, remember something forgotten. Some have argued that this is the human conscience. Others have stated that it's the voice of a loved one that has passed. Still others have told the mystical story of a good angel and a bad angel that sit on the shoulders of the thinking one.

Wherein lies the truth of that still small voice? Here's what your Bible says, "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying , This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." - Isa.30:21 KJV. From whom is that "word" coming? God, the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit is the third person of the God head, Trinity. His role in our salvation is indispensable. Without the power, might, and conviction of the Holy Spirit we would be ignorant of our need of God.

St. Augustine, an early church father, once stated, "O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart, enlighten the dark corners to this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams." John Nelson Darby Penned, "The presence of the Holy Spirit is the keystone of all our hopes." And Bruce R. McConkie adds, "Men ought - above all things in this world - to seek for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. There is nothing as important as having the companionship of the Holy Ghost."

Having the Holy Spirit in our hearts, having His presence here and near and seeking for His guidance all tell the story of our need of the third person of the Godhead, Trinity. The companionship of the Holy Spirit is crucial for our spiritual development. But what does that actually mean? What does "the companionship of the Holy Spirit" look like? To this endeavor we will go. We will see from scripture what this means for you and I on this 17th day of February in the year of our Lord two thousand, twenty-four.

May you this Sabbath invite the Holy Spirit into your heart, into your presence, and see His guidance for your life. May you learn something you needed to hear from God today.

So, until the next time, this is Pastor Tello reminding you that thoughts do change lives.


Pastor Howard Tello