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Have you settled for less than everything God has for you by putting the Holy Spirit in a spiritual-gifts box or in a fruit of the Spirit box? If so, you’re missing out on doing life with the Holy Spirit and on all the incredible benefits of having the indwelling presence of God. Because she realized that she was missing out, Jeannie Cunnion wrote “Don’t Miss Out: Daring to Believe Life Is Better with the Holy Spirit.” She urges believers to ask the Holy Spirit to come and renew us daily with His power and His presence.
Too often people treat the Holy Spirit as the optional part of the Holy Trinity, but if you look through John chapters 14-16, you’ll see that Jesus teaches that every person in the Trinity are equal, eternal and essential. The Holy Spirit produces the fruit that we long to see in our lives. The more filling, the larger the Holy Spirit becomes in our lives, the more our lives will glorify Jesus.
Being filled with the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation is very different than living in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. You need to have the Holy Spirit working and participating in your life for the supernatural help you need in your daily living. The Holy Spirit came to take up residence inside believers so we will never be alone or without guidance and so we will have everything needed to pursue God, pursue holiness and to spread the gospel.
Welcome the filling and fullness of His presence in your life because once you get to know the Holy Spirit, you will discover He is trustworthy and loyal. He shares the same authority and attributes as God the Father and God the Son. Welcome the Holy Spirit because there’s always more of God for us to know, enjoy and experience!
Marilyn Hickey founded Marilyn Hickey Ministries more than 45 years ago with God’s vision to cover the earth with the Word. Marilyn co-hosts a daily television program, Today with Marilyn & Sarah, reaching a potential viewing audience of over 2 billion households worldwide. Marilyn communicates deep biblical truths in a way that is understandable and practical for everyday life.