Walter Payton lived from July 25th, 1954- November 1st, 1999. He was a hall of fame football player and a prolific running back for the Chicago Bears. He set records most had never imagined before. Walter was a big, strong black man with a work ethic unlike any other football player. He invented “the hill”, because everyday he would run to the top of this crazy high hill. This man was one tough, burly man. But do you know what his nick name was? “Sweetness.” I sat chuckling over this because you would never expect that from a brawny, sports-hardened, professional athlete. So why the nickname “Sweetness”? He had a certain grace when he played that awed the crowd. But before that, it stemmed from his personality as well. He had a softer side that nobody expected. Once you got to know him better, you would see it and understand. Isn’t that a cool fun fact. Now you can wow all the football fans in your life.
What does that have to do with Supporting Godly Women?
Well, the gift of holy spirit has a nickname too. God poured out this huge, awe-inspiring, life-altering gift of salvation to all those who believe Romans 10:-9 -10 on the day of Pentecost. It has so much power that the devil runs from even a child who operates it. Entire kingdoms and time zones have trembled at the surge of authority and power it has and yet what is its nickname?
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26
“But the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me” John 15:26
Why would God through Jesus Christ call this huge gift the Comforter? That seems like a soft name for such a war-hardened power?
Because God knew we’d need a comforter. With all the facets of spiritual power and abilities the 9 manifestations give to a flesh and blood human, God knew we’d also need comfort as well. We’d need to know, without any doubts, that He is God and He is real.
When you have time today, get quiet and ask God how He comforts you with His Spirit. Ask how that comfort makes you stronger everyday. Ask how that quiet peace and acquiescence changes your inner man. You won’t be disappointed.
God Bless You Today!