Day 13 | February Fast 2017

13 February 2017

Fellowship with the Holy Spirit

For the next three days we will set aside time in our devotions to understand more of who the Holy Spirit is. Let me entreat you, getting to know the Holy Spirit more will change your life forever.

The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Godhead; the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. To some, it is perhaps obvious that we can have a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus, but the fact is that many Christians don´t really know the Holy Spirit personally. Indeed, He is often the most ignored person in the Church today. Let us change that; let us get to know Him as a person.

Jesus says in John 14:16, “I will talk to the Father, and He´ll provide you another friend, so that you will always have someone with you. This friend is the spirit of truth” (MSG) (The Holy Spirit).

The early church (described in the book of Acts) looked to, depended on, spoke about, and interacted with the Holy Spirit. He was a vital part of their lives and they understood Him as a person.

Paul writes to the Corinthians and tells them how to live effective lives. His very last words to the Corinthians are written in his second letter to them wherein he highlights each of the persons in the Godhead and their role in our lives: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship (communion) of the Holy Spirit, be with you all”. 2 Corinthians 13:14 (NLT)

Communion in greek; ‘koinonia’, has 3 major definitions; 1: Fellowship, 2: Partnership, and 3: Intimacy.

Let us focus on the first definition today;  Fellowship means companionship or sharing together. Paul interacted and had companionship with the Holy Spirit all the time (Acts 20: 22-23).

When difficult situations occur in my family I have learnt to say: ‘Let us ask the Holy Spirit to show us what to do’, and He always does. I share things with Him and He shares things with me.

Just recently, a good friend of mine turned her back on me and accused me of things that were not true. This caused many problems for me. I didn’t know how to pray or what to do, but twice the Holy Spirit said to me: ‘Just be quiet and wait’, and so I did. I didn’t try to defend myself or talk badly about her, I just waited. When the Holy Spirit speaks to me, I have learnt to trust His words. The other day she approached me for the first time in 3 months. We talked and she then understood that her wrong feelings towards me were based on misinterpretation of situations. Throughout our conversation lies were revealed and a friendship was restored. Only God could mend this.

He wants to be your companion, He wants to share things with you, He wants you to learn to hear His voice.

 

 –  Ingrid Wredstrøm

Reflection:

  • How can I fellowship with the Holy Spirit?
  • Do I hear the Holy Spirit?

Prayer Points:

  • Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you about the difficult things in your life
  • Our senior Pastors Bobby and Brian Houston