1.The Holy Spirit is an Active Force in Your Life
You have probably heard the phrase “the Holy Spirit is alive and active.” This phrase originated from Hebrews 4:12 which says, “For the Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” As a believer of Christ, the Holy Spirit is already an active force in your life, leading you and guiding you on your path towards the cross.
We are told in Hebrews 9:14 that the Holy Spirit is eternal and in Psalms 139:7 that He is omnipresent. It’s important that we are open to the Holy Spirit working in our lives, and allow the Spirit to guide us in our decision-making so that God and His Will for us is at the center of all that we do.
2.The Holy Spirit Serves as a Guide
In Romans 8:1-17, we are told that the Spirit serves as a guide, helping us to be aware of the sins we commit. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” (Romans 8: 1-4).
We are told in these verses that the Holy Spirit is a source of consciousness. The Holy Spirit not only guides us, but also provides the gift of understanding. This gift enables us to know and comprehend the mysteries of faith more clearly. Through understanding we are more able to grasp the meaning of revealed truths and, through them, to be stirred into a more active faith life. In this way, our faith ceases to be sterile, but inspires a mode of life that bears testimony to the faith that is in us.
3.The Holy Spirit is a Source of Comfort
The Holy Spirit plays many roles in our lives including the role of comforter. In the Book of John, we are told that Jesus promises the Holy Spirit. In John 14:15-27, Jesus says “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.
The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” In this passage, we are told that the Holy Spirit is a source of comfort, particularly when we are hurting. Jesus promises to not leave us as orphans and also promises to bring us peace through the power of the Holy Spirit. The wisdom of the Holy Spirit helps us recognize the importance of others and the importance of keeping God central in our lives. It not only enlightens the mind, but also directs the heart to purer, deeper love for God. The Holy Spirit can guide us related to our desires so that we take greater delight in the Divine and grow in longing for heavenly treasure. This wisdom also helps to sever our more worldly attachments.