GoodNews Daily Devotional 21 November 2021
Topic: Lunch With God
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 13:14
… The intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you.
The Holy Spirit is the most misunderstood Person of the Godhead, yet He is the One most present with us here on Earth. He is often relegated to the status of “it,” or objectified as power or fire. He is often thought about only when people want something extraordinary to take place, like a thing to be used. Yet, the Word of God clearly shows that the Holy Spirit is a Person. He speaks, He has feelings, and what’s more, He yearns for a relationship just as you yearn for a relationship.
He longs to have a relationship with all Christians. More importantly, He wants to have a relationship with you. He wants to talk to and discuss things with you. He wants to be included in your conversations and involved in your day-to-day activities. And it hurts His feelings when He is ignored. Though the Holy Spirit is God, you do not pray to Him. Instead, you pray with Him. He is your greatest and most reliable prayer partner.
When you pray, tell the Holy Spirit, “Let’s pray together.” That’s what it means to pray in the Spirit or to pray in the Holy Ghost. Praying with the Holy Ghost does not mean you feel the Holy Ghost around you. Praying with the Holy Ghost means you literally tell Him, “You are my Partner, my Companion, my Friend. Come let’s pray together.” When you eat, don’t ask the Holy Spirit to bless the food.
Instead, invite the Holy Spirit to eat with you, then pray over and bless your food. He does not bless the food. He eats the food with you. When you shop, ask His opinion about what you should buy. Every morning, smile at Him and say, “Good morning, Holy Spirit!” Greet Him in the afternoon. Talk with Him throughout your day. And when you lie down at night, tell Him, “Good night, Holy Spirit.”
Holy Spirit, you are my best Friend, and I do not do anything without You. I am committed to cultivating my relationship with You. Because of You, I am never alone. You are always with me and near me. I confidently move through life because You teach me everything I need to know to attain the highest level of success. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for loving me and helping me in all I do. I love You!
John 16:7; John 14:26