My journey following the Holy Spirit has been a swirl of emotions. Exhilaration mixed with fear; doubt mixed with hope; darkness mixed with peace. The road has been difficult at times, but hope and peace keep winning out over doubt and fear. Even though I know the next leg of my journey will be filled with its own challenges, I realize I’m more excited than ever to continue.
So, why should you call out to the Holy Spirit and embrace Him in your own life?
Today, I offer 5 reasons why you should embrace the Holy Spirit – or at least take a chance to get to know Him.
1) You will grow your faith
No matter where you are in your faith journey – still skeptical, just starting out, adventuring already or a journeyman – you will continue to grow your faith and know God more as you follow the Holy Spirit.
2) You will find more purpose in your life
Do you want more for your life? Want your life to have more meaning and purpose? Let the Holy Spirit help you find it! Lean into the guide of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to lead you into God’s better purpose for your life.
3) You won’t have to face life on your own
Do you want to face the trials of life on your own limited power – or be able to lean upon the abundant power of God? Embracing the Holy Spirit gives me hope, peace, and strength, even through the tough times. We all know how it feels to face trials on our own, so why not try something different and see how the Holy Spirit can help?
4) You will be changed!
Want to find the best of who you are? Become stronger, more confident, more loving, more compassionate, more of who God made you to be? Change can be scary, but just imagine what your life transformed could look like.
5) You can change the world!
Make an impact in the world – within your marriage, your family, your friends, your community. The Holy Spirit is about impact, so take a chance and see what a difference you can make! How can the Holy Spirit work through you to change the life of someone else?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on these reasons – or other reasons you think of – in the comments. Please share!
Ready to get started? Just ask! Pray for the Holy Spirit to come and work within you.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear a response right away. Keep asking and preparing your heart. Sometimes it takes some time to get our heart tuned into the right station on the dial to hear Him, so be patient.
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This post is part of a 4 week series about the Holy Spirit. Click HERE to catch up on other posts in this series.
This series will look at topics such as:
– Inviting the Holy Spirit to begin working within us
– How to listen for the Holy Spirit
– What it means to obey the guidance of the Holy Spirit
– How obedience is linked to trust
– How the Holy Spirit equips us, even when we don’t feel qualified
– What impact we can have in the world when we open ourselves to the Holy Spirit
Linking with: Fellowship Fridays, Essential Fridays, Friday Five Fellowship, Blessing Counters, Recommendation Saturday
Sabra Penley says
Kathryn, I have loved this series on the Holy Spirit. And this list today is right on target. I love each point, but the last one is clinging to me: so you can change the world! And what a wonderful blessing that is! To be part of God’s work to bring His light into this dark world–one person at a time. Thanks for your faithful writing.
Thank you so much, Sabra! I have SO enjoyed writing these. Turned out to be more than what I envisioned in so many ways, but isn’t that way the Holy Spirit works?
Angela Wilhite says
This is how we can live abundantly, grow spiritually, and understand God’s love for us. Christ, who lives in us, gives us the power to do that.
You are exactly right – we will be changed, we will grow, we will have a better meaning of God’s purpose for us, as well as His purpose in the world. Salvation is through faith alone, but maturity and understanding is through being led by His Spirit. To me, it seems a lot of people are missing the latter – and they’re missing out on the best and most important part!
Found your site on Essential Fridays. Thanks for posting!!
I do love that last part, too – we CAN change the world around us! It’s not all about us, but it’s about the impact we can make when we allow God to work through us. Thanks for visiting, Angela!
Wonderful post full of truth! We embrace the Holy Spirit because He will not ever leave us the same. Loved this post, Kathryn. Glad I was your neighbor at Recommendation Sat. this morning. Blessings!
Thanks, Joanne! Nice being neighbors this morning!