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Holy Spirit: Week 2 - Devotion 2

“Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.” – Mark 13:11

For many Christ-followers, one of the most uncomfortable moments we face is when someone who doesn’t believe in Jesus begins to press us about our faith. (So, if you feel anxious on those occasions when God is brought up at the lunch table, don’t worry. You’re not alone.) Jesus knew that those kinds of situations would be difficult for us, and that’s one of the reasons He was so pumped about the coming of the Holy Spirit.

Read Mark 13:9-11. 

Now, reread it. Grab your journal or a note taking app and answer the following prompts:

·      Make a quick list of the problematic things Jesus said in this passage that the disciples would face as they told people about Him.

·      Now, make a quick list of the tricky things youface when you tell people about Jesus. Don’t worry if they seem minor compared to what Jesus warned about. Just write down the tough parts about telling people about Jesus.

When you face tough times, know that Mark 13:11 counts for you too. Hold on to this promise as you continue to be a messenger of the story of Jesus. 

Emily Traylor