Holy Spirit

14 Apr

Do you think much about the Holy Spirit? When we think about our triune God, we can easily relate to God the Father because we understand the concept of a father. Having a dad even now or in the past helps us understand that idea of male mentoring. God the Son is familiar because we know sons, some of us have sons and again, the idea is familiar.

The Holy Spirit seems different, less concrete but no less key in our relationship with the Lord. We hear terms like “filled with the spirit,” The title of this blog site suggests SPIRIT. I remember words like “school spirit ” from back in the day.

I would like to examine the words HOLY SPIRIT from a different perspective. I wonder if we have a *holy spirit.* I am not referring to that which is God, but rather I am thinking of OUR holy spirit.

By definition holy means exalted, worthy, enlightened. This is an abbreviation from Merriam-Webster.

By definition spirit means an animating or vital principle held to give life; also extracted from Merriam-Webster.

Is our life animated or vital because of exalted, worthy or enlightened thoughts, feelings or experiences?

I hope so. I am thinking how cool to have THE HOLY SPIRIT in us, but also might we have our own holy spirit–an elevated way of being? Having our own holy spirit will guide our thoughts, our actions, our decisions our lives!

Holy Spirit You are welcome here
Come flood this place
And fill the atmosphere
Your glory God
Is what our hearts long for
To be overcome
By Your presence, Lord

Those words are from a song by Jesus Culture, a Christian pop band. The lyrics invite THE Holy Spirit into our presence. THE Holy Spirit ignites our own holy spirit. THE Holy Spirit and OUR holy spirit together make a beautiful pair, don’t you think?

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