He Will Tell You What's Ahead

He will announce and declare to you the things that 
are to come [that will happen in the future] - John 16:13

One of the many benefits of hearing from God is that listening to His voice helps us prepare for the future. The Holy Spirit gives to us the messages the Father gives to Him, and He often tells us things that will happen in the future.  We find many instances in the Bible in which God spoke to people...
and gave them information about the future. He told Noah to prepare for a flood that would come to destroy the people of the earth (see Genesis 6:13–17). He told Moses to go to Pharaoh and ask for the release of the Israelites and that Pharaoh would not grant this request (see Exodus 7). Obviously, God does not tell us everything that will happen in the future, but His Word promises He will tell us some things.
There are times when I sense that something good, or perhaps something challenging, is going to happen. When a challenge awaits me and I have some prior knowledge of it, that knowledge helps to cushion the blow when the difficult situation comes. If an automobile with good shock absorbers hits a pothole, those absorbers protect passengers in the car from the jarring impact that would result and no one gets hurt. God’s giving us information ahead of time works the same way.
Part of the Holy Spirit’s ministry is to tell us things to come. He knows the mind of God and He knows God’s individual plans for our lives. He will reveal what we need to know when we need to know it in order to fulfill the good plans God has for us.
God’s word for you today: Trust the Holy Spirit to tell you what you need to know about the future.

From the book Hearing from God Each Morning: 365 Daily Devotions by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2010 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.
Jan Tanis
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  1. Jan,
    Hope you are staying cozy during the Winter storm that is across the nation. Beautiful and comforting devotional this morning, to be reassured that Our Saviour has this journey all worked out for us.
    Thinking of you daily and sending prayers,
    Warmest of Hugs and Blessings,

  2. Hi Jan, I am so enjoying all the devotionals you are sharing. Hope you are doing well in this recent large snowfall. Our family called to say that they had 16 inches in Riverview. I'll try and send some sunshine to melt some away.
    Keeping you in constant prayers.
    Hugs and Blessings