The Holy Spirit Is Our Comforter

 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John 14:16-17)


The Holy Spirit Represents Jesus

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (Romans 8:14)

The word translated “sons” in Romans 8:14 does not equate to our English word “child”. It is the Greek word “huios” which is referencing a “person who shares the same nature as”. Christians share the same nature as God and can turn to the Holy Spirit for direction in every area of life. Sons of God should be growing in the things of the Spirit. We should expect to be led by the Spirit of God but if we do not recognize Him as a person who is God then we will not be able to recognize His leadings.


The Importance Of Meditation

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)

We cannot allow ourselves to underestimate the importance of spending time reading the Bible every single day. A lot of people struggle with recognizing God’s voice because they are neglecting His written Word. It is the first place we come into contact with His words. Jesus called it seed. The Word of God contains seeds for all of our needs but the harvest will never come if it is not first planted in our hearts.


Developing Our Spiritual Hunger

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6)


Holy Spirit Encounters

Over the years I’ve read the accounts of many ministers who have had amazing encounters with God that changed their lives in a moment of time. These accounts stir our hearts and I longed for a similar encounter early in my ministry. There have been moments where the Holy Spirit has touched me deeply but I’ve never had an encounter similar to the accounts I’ve read about. Over time I’ve realized that these encounters are not the normal way He leads us. The Holy Spirit will work in our lives and lead us step by step into the plan of God over a period of time. We will become impatient with the progress at times but if we just trust Him, He will lead us into the fullness of all God has called us to walk in. Some of us may have an encounter but we do not look for them. Jesus said that we are to seek first the kingdom (Matthew 6:33) not an encounter or physical experience.