The Holy Spirit Today

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Devotional

DAY ONE: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT?


In order to understand the Holy Spirit and His role in our lives, we have to first make sure we have the right perspective. The best way to do this is by studying God’s Word to find out what it has to say. This helps us lay a strong foundation on this topic with truth straight from God’s Word. It also helps us identify and change any mindsets or perspectives that don’t line up with God’s Word. These kinds of things can hold us back from experiencing all God has for us. Isaiah 55:8-11 tells us, “This plan of mine is not what you would work out, neither are my thoughts the same as yours! For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than yours, and my thoughts than yours. As the rain and snow come down from heaven and stay upon the ground to water the earth, and cause the grain to grow and to produce seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry, so also is my Word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It shall accomplish all I want it to and prosper everywhere I send it” (TLB).


Simply put, throughout our lives as believers, we are continually renewing our minds so we can think like God thinks, which enables us to walk according to God’s principles. When we do this, not only will we experience fulfillment deep within, but we’ll also see God’s blessings poured into our lives. If we want to experience all God has for us when it comes to the Holy Spirit and his work in our lives, it’s important that we make sure we adjust our thoughts to match God’s.


Key Thought: It’s essential that we look to God’s Word for truth about the Holy Spirit and renew our minds so that our thoughts line up with what God says.


Questions to Reflect On: 



  • Is the Holy Spirit a topic that you feel you have a solid Biblical foundation on, or is this an area that you are hoping to gain some clarity on? 

  • Are there some thoughts or perspectives about the Holy Spirit that you need changed to match God's thinking?

  • 1 Corinthians 2:14-15 encourages us to be spiritually receptive to the truth in God’s Word. If our hearts are closed off to the things of God, it’s difficult to truly understand the truth we find in scripture. On the other hand, it tells us a spiritually receptive person “tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things] …” (AMPC). What are some practical things spiritually receptive people do to learn God’s Word and understand its principles?


Prayer: God, I want to experience everything You have for me. Teach me to think the way You think about the Holy Spirit. I choose to be spiritually receptive so that I can learn and grow in my relationship with You. Help my heart and spirit to have clarity to understand this great gift that You’ve given us in the Holy Spirit. Amen.