I studied the Holy Spirit some years ago, mainly because even growing up in church I had not really heard much about him except in the Apostles Creed which we said faithully in church ever Sunday. If I am to know God than I definitely need to know God the Spirit, and not just God the Father and God the Son. I remember being blown away what the scripture had to say about God the Spirit. If you really want to take a fresh look at it, I recommend looking up every verse that mentions him, and make a list of what he does, who he is, and why he is here. Amazing! God with us. Jesus says in John 14 that if we love him and are obedient to him, HE will come and live with us and HIS Father as well. Then when Jesus is returning to Heaven, HE reminds the disciples that HE must leave in order for HIS Father to send the Holy Spirit. HE also reminds them that HE does not leave them as orphans. ( I particularly like that)
The Holy Spirit is my teacher, my comforter, my counselor. I love that HE teaches us the things of God that we would not know other wise. I love that HE does my praying for me since we don’t know how or what we should pray. Sounds like I don’t need to pray-but that is not correct. HE prompts me to pray, HE causes me to be discerning, anything that is supernatural in me is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God. Take a deep breath and let that fill all your senses. God is living in you as a believer. I know we all know that, but does it really sit on your heart and mind. If we really believe that we have the Spirit of God with us all the time, and Jesus riding in our cars, and watching TV beside and going to dinner with us…how about sitting at our breakast table and even when watching sports….oh my! How different would we live if we just grasped this totally awesome fact that the Trinity walks life with us. Just in that thought alone we are blessed beyond words.
Give me you thoughts on this, and how does it change attitudes, and choices? Love you, have a great weekend!