The fellowship of the Holy Spirit

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.”* This verse is one of Paul’s prayers for the church. I love how he wishes great things to the church and they all have to do with being blessed, receiving God’s love and being surrounded by His mercy and grace. Here he mentions the Holy Spirit. When I first got saved, I saw the Holy Spirit more as a force field or a spiritual presence but not as a Person. He is a Person and we are meant to fellowship with Him. He is God. He is alive and He dwells in us. We each get a measure of the Holy Spirit. The problem I have found is that a lot of us are not taught about Him and certainly not taught about communion and fellowship with Him. He can’t be ignored. He shouldn’t be ignored. He is the most important Person we can fellowship with. He is part of the Trinity and He connects us to Jesus. He has many names and one of them is “the Spirit of Jesus.” Who wouldn’t want to spend time with the Spirit of Jesus? Today I am inviting you to develop your relationship with the Spirit of Jesus and to fellowship with Him every single day.

A fellowship is a friendly association, especially with people who share one’s interests. We need that fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We need to associate with Him and to be on good terms with Him. When we don’t take Him into consideration in our everyday lives, we sever the relationship. We prevent Him from flowing into our lives. He wants to be acknowledged in all we do. He wants to be our best friend and best friends spend a lot of time together or at least they communicate a lot. How do you spend time in the Holy Spirit when He is already in you? Doesn’t that sound contradictory? We are the temple of the Spirit but that doesn’t mean that we act like He is in us necessarily. Someone can live in a house and ignore parts of the house especially when they are not aware of what’s in the house. I remember when I bought my house, it took me months to discover some of the great features of the house. I lived there for months without realizing what I could do with the extra room off the attic. To have fellowship with the Holy Spirit, we ought to get to know Him and we can do that through Bible study and through prayer and worship. Now, remember that the Spirit of Jesus will always point to Jesus and He adores Jesus. Praise and worship is a great place to find fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

When I became more serious about God, I started praising and worshiping Him every morning and every night. Before long, I sensed the presence of the Lord in a deep way all the time. He was like a coat, like a blanket over my spirit. I had never had such a powerful experience before that and it has stayed with me since. It was the worship and the praise that amplified the presence of the Holy Spirit. I fixed my eyes on Jesus during my adoration time and His Spirit showed up in a beautiful way. God inhabits the praises of His people and when we praise Him all the time, it adds another dimension to the habitat He has in us. Good friends who have a wonderful relationship and fellowship share common interests. Your common interest with the Holy Spirit is Jesus. He will tell you all you need to know about Jesus. He will make you love Jesus more. He will guide you in prayer and in submission to the Lord. He will help you grow His fruit and make you a well-rounded follower of Christ. The fellowship of the Holy Spirit is the key to a successful Christian life. It is the missing link in many religious circles and it is the way to a stronger connection with the Savior. Keep praying, keep praising, keep spending time with God one on one. The fellowship of the Holy Spirit will make your life so much better. Keep at it! May God bless you and protect you and remember He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 14:16; John 14:26; 2 Corinthians 13:14*

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