Everyday Peacemaker

Peacemaker Ministries Devotion: Holy Spirit With us

by P. Brian Noble / April 19, 2021


Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16, ESV)


Some people have trouble understanding that the Holy Spirit is in each believer, but Jesus promised this. In our relationship with the Lord, it isn’t as if we only get Jesus and not the Holy Spirit. We don’t just have the Father and not the Holy Spirit. When the Spirit comes to dwell in us, it’s as if we have the Trinity within us because God is one.

God’s Word says that the Heavenly Father disciplines and sanctifies us, Jesus redeems us and justifies us, and the Holy Spirit guides us into truth, comforts us, and helps us.

In the gospel of John, Jesus tells us more about the Holy Spirit:

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. (John 14:16–17, ESV)

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. (John 16:7, ESV)


Since you have the Holy Spirit in you, how different is your response to your opponent in a conflict? Is there any difference in your response compared to the response of a person who does not have the Holy Spirit? For example, the Holy Spirit brings humility and reveals blind spots. Think of some differences the Holy Spirit has made in your life.


Lord Jesus, thank you for giving me the Holy Spirit. I want to respond to his conviction. I want to let him work in me. . . . Continue praying.

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P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble is an everyday guy who loves Jesus. He has been married to his best friend, Tanya, for 20 years and they have four children; they currently reside in eastern Washington. Brian has a Master of Arts in missional leadership from Northwest University. He is the Executive Director/CEO of Peacemaker Ministries. An ordained minister for the past 20+ years (3 years as a Youth Pastor, 14 years as a Senior Pastor, and 4 years as an Executive Pastor), he proclaims hope through the gospel message as the Holy Spirit empowers believers in their daily walk. He believes in the power of the Word of God to transform lives. He has been a Certified Christian Conciliator since 2008, with 1000+ hours of conflict coaching and mediation experience. His caseload has ranged from husband and wife cases, to family farm, to public schools, and even county government. Brian has taught peacemaking in local jails and even internationally in Uganda. His hope is that every Christian reconciles their differences in a way that glorifies God. His hope is that every Christian recognizes they are a Peacemaker before they try to do peacemaking. Finally, his hope is that every Christian reconciles by making authentic peace that blends justice, mercy, and humility.