Feb 16th. 2021
2 Corinthians 13.14
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
To walk in the Spirit you must start talking to the Spirit. The Holy Spirit wants to have fellowship with you. God gives us love, Jesus gives us grace and the Spirit gives us communion. Most of us think that the Spirit's gift is tongues or maybe power. But His primary gift is a relationship. He wants to have an ongoing relationship with you. You are fully qualified for that relationship, in the same way you are qualified for the love of God and grace of Jesus. He desires that intimacy with all of us, not just with certain special people.
His gift is not just conviction but communion. When believers think of the Holy Spirit, their minds quickly move to the fact that the Holy Spirit's role is to convict us of sin. But when you read in the context of the Holy Spirit's conviction , you will see that He comes to convict the world of sin, and to convict us of righteousness. His role is to convict the world of sin so that they may believe in God to bring them to Christ. He does convict us of sin as well, but He also wants to convict us of the righteousness that we have through Jesus Christ.
Thought to ponder
When was the last time you have been convicted by the Holy Spirit? Do you know that's also His role? Conviction is what He does, but His gift to us is Communion.
Jesus, Holy Spirit, convict our hearts of all the areas of sin, or righteousness. Help us to walk in communion. In Jesus name, Amen.