And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; 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 indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit is one of the greatest gifts you could ever have as a Christian. This truth is even more profound when we recognize that whatever we do for the Lord is worthless except it’s done through the Holy Spirit. Nothing we do for God really matters, until we recognize and take full advantage of the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Just think about it: What in the world could you do for God all by yourself and in your own power? Nothing! The Father has more angels than there are people, and these angels are more powerful than humans (Psalm 8:4-5). So, in a sense, He really doesn’t need humans to help Him. However, He created us in His image and after His likeness so it would be possible for us to be filled with his Spirit. That’s a blessing and a privilege, angels don’t have.

Your service to God becomes acceptable to Him when you render it through the Holy Spirit. Therefore, learn to always honour the Spirit and appreciate His presence in your life. Never take it lightly; His presence is the most important thing to you. Remember, life is nothing without the Holy Spirit. When you get to know Him and fellowship with Him, your life takes on a new meaning.

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Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for the gift of your Spirit in my life. I recognize and acknowledge Him as the One you’ve sent to guide and lead me in the affairs of life. I pray that you would help me to be more conscious and take advantage of His presence in me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Study

John 16:13 – Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Ephesians 3:19 – And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

1 Corinthians 3:16 – Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

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