At some point you have likely heard someone say “I feel led by the spirit to do this.” Or, “I could sense the presence of the spirit.” When someone says that, they are referring to the Holy Spirit. Who is the Holy Spirit and what does He do?
Christians believe in a doctrine known as the Trinity – which means God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin. Whenever anyone is converted, they have been convicted first of their sin. This is the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
When we invite Christ into our hearts, the Holy Spirit enters our lives and seals us – meaning we can’t lose our salvation. The Holy Spirit then fills our lives as we allow the Spirit access. The apostle Paul said, “…the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (II Cor. 3:17).
We can’t live the Christian life without the filling and leading of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit instructs is.
The Holy Spirit comforts us.
The Holy Spirit directs us.
So, are you living a life filled with or led by the Spirit of God? One note here – spirit-filled living is at times associated with emotion. While there is nothing wrong with emotion at times, spirit-filled living is more often associated with integrity, love, joy, peace etc. A seminary professor at Southern seminary once said, “An indication that you are filled with the Spirit is not how high you jump when you get it; but how straight you walk when you come down.”
Today, I encourage you to allow the Spirit to guide you.