Would you like more of the Holy Spirit in your life? Good news. We can have as much of the Holy Spirit as we want. God wants to fill us up with the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 3:19). In Christ was all the fullness of the God in bodily form (Colossians 2:9). Infinite fullness is God’s heart for you. The role of the Holy Spirit is to let us know what we have in Christ and to empower us live it out (John 14:26). He loves to glorify Jesus (John 16:14). Therefore He is more evident in those lives who are living to glorify Jesus.
Now let’s get more practical and helpful. How do we best glorify Jesus? Easy, by doing the things He did. Does that mean heal the sick, feed five thousand, preach to crowds, and such? It might.
Here is the takeaway I had. It’s not so much doing those things as doing things in the way Jesus did. Jesus fed the five thousand, healed the sick and even preached to crowds because He was moved by compassion. He was constantly motivated by love. As we love Jesus and others, the Holy Spirit will be active in giving us power to act on that love.
Paul tells us we grieve the Holy Spirit when we don’t love others (Ephesians 4:29-32). Bitterness, rage, speaking badly of others limits the work of the Holy Spirit in us. Kindness, compassion, and forgiveness creates more space for Him to work in you.
Would you like more of the Holy Spirit in your life? Create a bigger target on your life by increasing your love. Take the challenge to make this a year of love, and run in greater measures of the Holy Spirit.
Kevin Shorter is the founder of this prayer-coach site and have served for several years in ministry and churches teaching on a variety of Biblical topics. Go to the contact page to request him to speak at your conferences and seminars.