Who is the Holy Spirit? – This question is one I hope you answered honestly and based on your understanding of who He is. No judgement whatsoever.
The Holy Spirit is a Person
Yes, He is. He is the third person in the God head. He is our promised Friend and Helper by Jesus and sent from God to us. The Holy Spirit as a person has feelings. He loves, teaches, prays, guides, can be sad, can be angry, can be insulted, can be grieved and does feel just like us.
The beautiful thing I want to tell you today is that, when you become a believer, the Holy Spirit begins to live in you. He comes in union with your spirit and He is the one that helps you live a godly life. He helps you tell others about Jesus, He empowers you to do what God wants you to do. He convicts your heart of those little things you allowed that is not of God.
I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever. He is the Spirit, who reveals the truth about God. The world cannot receive him, because it cannot see him or know him. But you know him, because he remains with you and is in you. – John 14:16-17 GNT
Now that you know who the Holy Spirit is, do you have Him and negelected Him? Or are you here and you are yet to receive the Lord Jesus as savior? The Holy Spirit is just waiting to take residence in you. Receive Jesus and receive the Holy Spirit.
And Peter said to them, “Repent [change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways, accept and follow Jesus as the Messiah] and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ because of the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. – Acts 2:38
If you want to accept Jesus in your heart, please say this prayer with me.
Dear Lord, I confess [mention all you can remember]. I accept that I have been living life my own way and I cannot go on living this way anymore. I believe you died on the cross for me, and your blood washes every sin in my life. Today I drop all my baggages of sin at the cross and I receive a new life and a new identity in you. Thank you Jesus for saving me. Amen.
But you are not ruled by your sinful selves. You are ruled by the Spirit, if that Spirit of God really lives in you. But whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Christ. Romans 8:9
If for some reason, you have been saved but never acknowledged the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life, now is the time to.
Dear God, I am sorry for thinking that everyday I went through, victorious over sin and enjoying your leadings in my life, was simply by my own strength. I am so sorry for neglecting your Holy Spirit within me. I am sorry for thinking that I could live this Christian life by my own power. From today, I begin to live my life in total surrender to your Holy Spirit within me. Holy Spirit of God, you have total control of my life. Amen.
Now aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, let us make right all the wrongs we have done along the way.
- Let us unashamedly ask the Lord for mercy for all the times we were convicted of that sin and we didn’t pay attention.
- Let us also seek forgiveness from the Lord for the manytimes, we have insulted, grieved and angered the Spirit of God within us.
- What do you want from God during this challenge? Go on to ask God for all you expect and desire for.
- Do you expect to receive the gifts of the Spirit during this challenge? Scripture encourages us to covet the best ones so go on to ask God for the best ones you want.
- Lastly, you want to tell God that you want to be a different person at the end of this challenge than you were when you started.
But the Holy Spirit will come on you and give you power. You will be my witnesses. You will tell people everywhere about me—in Jerusalem, in the rest of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world.
Thank you for being a part of day one. See you on day two.