Desiring The Gift Of The Holy Spirit

Devotional

From day one we know the Father gave the plan, the Son executed the plan and the Holy Spirit empowers, supervises, manages and directs the recreated man.  We're not going to talk about the Father's plan or the Son's execution of the Father’s plan on earth, but we're going to talk about what possibly is the “final piece of the puzzle,” the Holy Spirit. 

In Paul's first letter to the Corinthians in chapter twelve verse one, he said, "When it comes to the Holy Spirit I do not want you to be ignorant" Paul went on to tell us the Holy Spirit comes with different gifts purposely designed for the spiritual growth of the church. However, he urged us to desire earnestly the best of the gifts .

The Holy Spirit when He comes to live in us is just the beginning of great things that should happen to us. The Holy Spirit is loaded with spiritual gifts and He’s ready to give to any believer who desires them. Even though it is God who gives the gifts as He wills, however, God will not force any gift on an individual, we need to desire the gift, seek the gift and ask for the gift. 

Imagine God forces a gift on someone and the person backslides because the person allowed himself to be deceived. Then this person turns back and says to God, “I fell out because of the gift you gave me” We have seen this scenario played out before in Genesis when Adam blamed his fall on the woman God gave him.