by Darla Noble
I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, that he may be with you forever. the Spirit of truth, whom the world can’t receive; for it doesn’t see him, neither knows him. You know him, for he lives with you, and will be in you.
As a child I learned a song that taught me about the relationship between God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The first line of that song went like this:
God is my father.
Jesus is my brother,
And the blessed Holy Spirit is my guide….
But just like I’m not everyone’s daughter, wife, or mom, the Holy Spirit isn’t everyone’s counselor. To those who receive the Holy Spirit into their lives have that privilege. So how do you receive the Holy Spirit?
Acts 2:38 plainly tells us: And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
We receive the Holy Spirit following our repentance and baptism.
The Holy Spirit is a precious gift from God. He is the one who can guide and direct your life, protect you, teach you, comfort you, and give you the strength to be the person God created you to be.
Pray: God, I want to live by the power and leading of the Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.