If you could hear the inside of my mind, you’d hear me daily thanking the Lord for my husband, our community, and His constant provision of food, home, and flat out help.
This Thanksgiving week, I find myself thanking God even more often for something else – His Spirit inside me.
Do you know this person of God? Who is He to you?
There are many perspectives, different and alike, about Holy Spirit out there:
“The Holy Spirit is neither a passive presence nor emotional excitement. The Holy Spirit comes from God’s presence, but he is not God’s pervading divine fog floating over the world. The Holy Spirit is a person, separate and distinct from whom Christians identify as God the Father and God the Son, Jesus Christ.” Tim Burns
“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit set apart, belonging to God. He is God’s power and presence among his people.” Kevin DeYoung
“The Spirit’s all-consuming passion is to exalt Christ to the end of the earth.” John Piper
“The Holy Spirit is God living inside of us.” Chase Culbertson
“Jesus promised a Helper of the same kind rather than of a different kind. The Spirit is the parakletos, the one who comes alongside. Jesus said He would “be with you forever … he dwells with you and will be in you” (John 14:16-17). In other words, His ministry is both permanent and personal.” Alistair Begg
Graciously, I have always believed in the Holy Spirit of the Bible. What I found in recent years, even recent months, is how much I was NOT depending on and interacting with Him as a real person.
Let me say loudly: there is a vast difference.