Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Simplicity of the Holy Spirit * part 2

*** This was a 2 part devotion. You can find part one here.

The Holy Spirit is really a simple message. People sometimes, in our human nature, get in the way and over complicate things and make this a difficult subject to communicate or understand. It is so simple though.

Here is where part 1 left off.
#4 - Your mind doesn't have to understand it.

You might not completely understand the Holy Spirit or all the He can and will do for you right now, and guess what that is totally ok! All you have to do is have the faith to say "I'm not really sure about this God, my mind doesn't really understand, and I'm ok with that. I want everything the Word of God says I can have."

The kind of faith it takes to receive the Holy Spirit is what I find so beautiful about the whole process. That child like trusting faith. Just knowing it is good, the Bible says I can have it, and I am willing to receive it!

#5 - Spiritual Gifts

When you receive the Holy Spirit you receive access to many spiritual gifts. Some might be spontaneous, some you might have to terry (pray and covet) after.

You can read about them in 1 Corinthians 12.

Message of Wisdom
Message of Knowledge
Miraculous Powers
Different Kinds of Tongues
Interpretation of Tongues

All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributed them to each one, just as he determines.
(1 Corinthians 12:11)

The gifts are for everyone who has received the Holy Spirit! You might have one or you might have all, but you will be given gifts!

The Word tells us to eagerly desire the greater gifts! (1 Corinthians 12:31)

This is something we need to pray about and go after once we receive the in filling of the Holy Spirit!

Here is a prayer you could pray right now to receive the Holy Spirit!

God I come to in Jesus' name. I desire to have all that you have to offer me. I have been told about the Holy Spirit. I might not understand it in it's entirety and that's ok. I trust You and Your enough to know you would never lead me astray. I invite the Holy Spirit to in fill my life. All of me! Take over. Fill my mind, my soul, my body, my heart. Everything. I receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Thank you Jesus for giving me the Holy Spirit! I declare it done in the name of Jesus! Amen!

See how simple the Holy Spirit is! That's all it takes. You just have to be willing for Him to move in your life! If you received the Holy Spirit for the first time please leave us a comment here! This is something you should be so proud about! You might not understand it all, and that's fine! Sometimes I don't understand! You just have to have that faith and knowledge that God would never offer you anything that would harm you! He wants everyone to receive the Holy Spirit! And deep down everyone wants to receive the Holy Spirit, He created us like that!

Thanks so much for reading this! I would love to minister with you one on one! Contact me at catmalonesellers@yahoo.com !

1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful gift to receive :) Pamela Britt Malone