Spirit of the Living God

4 Feb

Oh, gracious God–you are the one who knows all things and you know me best. You observe my comings and goings, you recognize my thoughts, my fears, my insecurities and my inner longings. You can read me better than I can read myself. Yet, I often want to do it all my way. I want to forget how deeply you care for me and I want to be autonomous and rather into myself instead of leaning into your Holy Spirit for companionship, strength and guidance.

“The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity. He is God living in us!”

John 14:16-18 says, “I (Jesus) will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth…You know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

I found the above quotes from a NewSpring Church website featuring some writings by author Chase Culbertson.

The words made me think how shutting my mind away from the Holy Spirit is rather like closing my heart to God’s love. How awful to not be welcoming to the love of God in my life! How weak I am when I do not recognize the power of the Holy Spirit within me. How feeble my independent thinking is compared to the power of God.

“God speaks through a variety of means. In the present God primarily speaks by the Holy Spirit, through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church.” – Henry Blackaby

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