Today will be the second installation into the power of what Jesus left behind, His Holy Spirit. Many churches leave this part out. The Holy Spirit scares a lot of people so it is down played or not talked about at all. The Holy Spirit is the power that was left behind in You and me. When we come to know Christ, He breathes life into us through His spirit. It's not something to be frightened of; we should embrace it and make it known.
Although we don't know everything about the Holy Spirit, Christ did tell His disciples that it would be their guide and today, all around the world, the Holy Spirit is guiding Christians to pray, speak and love. Only our God could leave something so very powerful. He wanted us to know that He was with us in battle, in divorce, in murder and in day to day life. He gave us power beyond our understanding that prompts us to submit, repent and to be better people. His spirit flows through our veins and directs our course when we seek Him. It was His gift to a lost people very similar to the Manna that was given to the Israelites. Its our daily bread, along with the word, His spirit comforts us in our grief, lifts us up from our pitfalls and guides us like a beacon in the night. Its powerful and we need to call upon it for the world and for those that don't know Him.
Often, I find myself asking God to rain down on His people. Do you know what I mean by that? I want Him to have His spirit rain on us, in all His glory. I want to feel Him even though I can't see Him. I want to know Him even though I can't touch Him. As I have grown to know my Father it has been His guide I sought and His guide I called upon to help me navigate the waters of life. If you haven't really studied the Holy Spirit this is your time to find Him in all the power He possesses. He is not some God that is simply a statue. He lives in us and although we will never understand all His ways; He's near and He's our guide into the holy realm of God.
In this second blog about the Holy Spirit my prayer is that you will capture the essence of Him who gave His life for you and me. He was power on a cross. What would seem like failure was the greatest success of all time. So if you feel like your failing, just wait because on the other side will be His glory! I'm praying for all of you and asking God to link us all across the world. It's always so exciting to see the countries pop up on this blog but I'm praying too for the countries that don't have the ability or the freedom to read these words. May God rain down His Holy Spirit all over the world as we preach His glorious name.
And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. (John 20:22 NIV)
Receive His power and know a love more powerful than this life! I'm hoping you have been blessed by this Scripture today and that You have been driven closer to our Lord and Savior.