Holy Spirit Always With Us
I'm ashamed, but want to share, I've been treating the Holy Spirit entirely wrong - I had Him on a shelf until I thought there was need to consult in prayer. Recently I began to realize He is there all the time, and I am constantly with Him in companionship, strengthening me always. Thank goodness!
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---Geraldine on 9/21/13
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Mark V you're welcome but I need to thank you and Steveng for your kind agreement. Steveng thanks for the verse I always love to get those. God Bless You Both
---Darlene_1 on 9/25/13|
Darlene_1: "It is sad,but so true human beings do become entangled with our lives so much that we do sometimes give them more attention than we give our Spiritual lives with God."
That's right Darlene, Paul said the same thing in 1 Corinthians 7:32-34
---Steveng on 9/24/13|
Sis. Darline, those were very important points you gave. The more we spend time with God, the less time we have for worldly things. I believe television has taken much of people time. Two are three movies and you have lost two or three hours on things that are not even important in our lives. Thank you sister for making those important points. Peace
---Mark_V. on 9/25/13|
"Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." (Romans 5:5)
So, the Holy Spirit pours out God's own love "in our hearts". So, if the Holy Spirit is on a "shelf" . . . you can be missing out on how the Holy Spirit shares God's own love with His children, "in our hearts".
This is very personal, how God's own Spirit shares His own love with us, "in our hearts". And we are told to pray in the Holy Spirit > Jude 20-21 < so that we are praying in God's own love, I consider. Our Father "is love", desiring to share this personally with us, "in our hearts".
---willie_c: on 9/25/13|
It is sad,but so true human beings do become entangled with our lives so much that we do sometimes give them more attention than we give our Spiritual lives with God. God created us for fellowship with Him and He never forgets us therefore we should at least return that and not forget to take time for God. If we start and finish our days with prayer,praise,worship and Bible study we stay more in touch with God and it allows the Holy Spirit to move in us and in our lives. The Holy Spirit is our comforter,teacher,and he empowers us for service to God. Without the HS we are like a river with no water,empty.
---Darlene_1 on 9/24/13|
Besides, true bible knowledge does not come from worldly knowledge, it comes from spiritual knowledge. One cannot understand spiritual knowledge using worldly knowledge. Spiritual knowledge comes from the Holy Spirit. There is a point in the christian life that goes from worldly knowledge to spiritual knowledge. True spiritual wisdom comes from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit helps a christian grow in Christ, matures in Christ, ministers in Christ. Most christians have the knowledge of God, but denies His power. Most christians stop at water baptism, the baptism of man, but never receive the Holy Spirit. Not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
---Steveng on 9/23/13|
I'm not boasting, but as a techical writer and journalist for the past thirty five years - as a technical writer for an avionics company for the past ten years, six years as a news reporter in the 1980s and began again in 2011, taught English for thirty one years from grade school through to college, California state certified to teach college level courses in business and English, familiar with grammar and all styles of writing - I think I'm a little qualified to understand worldly English, including English English, eh? Although I've worked in all types of fields and have owned and sold businesses throughout my life, writing and graphic arts are the common thread that binds everything.
---Steveng on 9/23/13|
Geraldine, I too am so glad that you now understand that the Holy Spirit is always with you. You will never be along again. Even in your darkest hour, He is there. To hold you and carry you through. That is so wonderful of God. We fail so many times, and He is always there for us, His children. When you feel you want to learn something about God, it is the Spirit who is moving in that direction. Just let Him work in your life. Peace I leave you.
---Mark_V. on 9/23/13|
\\Do you rebuke the bible for such things because you do not undertand?\\
You're not so deluded that you actually think that YOU understand the Bible, do you, Steveng?
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/23/13|
What a wonderful testimony! Yes, the Person of the Holy Spirit is always in and with His people.
---catherine on 9/22/13|
Cluny, the bible is full of analogies, similes, and metaphors. Do you rebuke the bible for such things because you do not undertand?
You are surely a man of the world, having worldly knowledge, and not understanding spiritual matters and poetry, and put down every person that doesn't think like you do.
---Steveng on 9/22/13|
Thanks Cluny. I think my "scrupulosity" has been caused by my huge fear about facing death totally alone. I now see that the Holy Spirit will be right there to help me in that crossing over, a huge relief. Also, last night I heard a TV preacher say that God loves us even when we miss the mark, just like we continue to love our children. Where this leaves the "literal hell" question, only God knows.
---Geraldine on 9/22/13|
Geraldine, you didn't have the Holy Spirit on a shelf because you can't pin Him down to one spot. As Jesus said, the wind/pnevma blows where it wills.
He's not a caged bird, but a free dove.
In the mean time, be easier on yourself. Your scrupulosity is showing again.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/21/13|