And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Galatians 4:6-7 ESV
Every once in a while, I seem to find a new feature in my smart phone. The feature was always there, I just didn’t realize it. I didn’t have knowledge of it.
This happens on a grand scale with Christians! They don’t realize that God has put His Spirit in their hearts!
Now, the Spirit of God isn’t a “feature.” It is a person, the Third Person of the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And God, has placed Him inside of you!
Get this! The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in you! (See Romans 8:9-11)
The Holy Spirit in us calls out to God, not as a far away deity, but as Father. Thus, the relationship you have with God is close and intimate.
You can easily go to your Father. You can call Him up. You can visit with Him. He will share blessings with you. He will give you help in your time of need. You Father wants to bless you.
I could go on. I hope you get the picture!
Jesus has an intimate relationship with the Father. There is no reason we couldn’t too! Everything is in place, you just need to understand it and walk in it.
Many Believers miss this or minimize the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. We might get to Heaven and realize that we tried to do so much on our own because we wouldn’t let the Holy Spirit, who was always right there, take the lead.
There is so much more to the Holy Spirit than just this. But for now, understand that the Father hasn’t withheld anything from you. He has given you everything that Jesus had when He walked on this Earth!
Jesus said He would send the Helper, the Counselor, and He did! If you are born again, the Spirit is in you!
Father, thank You that You haven’t left us here on this Earth without help and guidance. Help me to listen and know the leading of the Holy Spirit so I can walk in everything that You have for me.