The Holy Spirit…
Is certainly not a dove, or an “IT” as some people like to refer to Him.
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity. Jesus Christ in John 14, called Him the helper, who is the Spirit of truth, whom the Father will send to come and guide us into all truth. He also points out that the Holy Spirit lives on the inside of us, and He is with us forever. Lord Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding for us, while the Holy Spirit is indwelling us on earth, teaching us about the Father and the Son. He enables us to do the will of the Father on earth. Romans 8:26 talks about how He helps us to pray the heart of God. We can do nothing of ourselves, unless the Holy Spirit of God in us helps us.
The Holy Spirit longs for us to relate with Him, He waits patiently for us to ask that He helps us with all that God has called us to do. Our best bet in fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives on this earth, is surrendering to the Holy Spirit, who knows the heart of God, and who can help us do His will. Let us get intimate with The Holy Spirit, He is very loving and gentle, He does not talk of Himself, He directs us to the Father. The more we begin to see the Holy Spirit as a person, and not an object or some wind, the better we are able to let Him lead us to the heart of the Father.
Here’s a C. S. Lewis illustration of the person of the Holy Spirit, which kind of sums up what I just penned down above;
“…If you think of the Father as something/ [a being] ‘out there’ , in front of you, and of the Son as someone standing at your side, helping you to pray, trying to turn you into another son, then you have to think of the third Person as something/ [being] inside you, or behind you.” (Mere Christianity, Chapter 4, Loc. 2237, Kindle version).
Sweet Holy Spirit of the living God, we honor you, gentle Spirit of Jesus we thank you for indwelling us, for helping us understand and do the will of God for our lives. We thank you for a teachable spirit, and for guiding us into all truth. Thank you for giving us the strength, and the right words to pray, when we sometimes don’t know what to say. Sometimes when we want to give in to our human flesh and strength, Holy Spirit you are always there to lift us up, we thank you for that. And thank you for being with us always and forever. I love you sweet gentle Spirit. - Amen.
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