We’ve all seen those radar speed signs typically in residential areas that flash your current speed up as you approach it. If it begins flashing your speed its meant to be a reminder of the current speed and to slow it down.
I was driving through the town I live in one day, deep in thought, which is usually what gets me in trouble as I’m driving. All of a sudden I rounded the corner on the street and the radar sign didn’t flash my speed on it…it did something I had never seen before…and have never seen since. In bright yellow CAPITAL letters it screamed YOU ARE SPEEDING. Woah! Now that definitely got my attention. To this day I remember exactly where it happened and how quickly I reduced my speed!
One of the most valuable gifts God has given us as believers is His Holy Spirit living inside us. He gives us wisdom and discernment. He helps us stay on track. And when we are approaching a potentially dangerous situation….He can warn us just as suddenly and intensely as that radar speed sign. Jesus knew that in this crazy world we live in, we would need the Holy Spirit. So He asked God to send Him to us!
Jesus said in John 14:16 (NLT), “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.” In the Greek, that word Advocate is “Paraclete” which also means Comforter, Encourager and Counselor. It is definitely to our advantage to pay attention to His direction.