“The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:17.
If there’s a break down in communication, a misunderstanding, or perhaps a fracture in a relationship, what is the best way to restore or at the very least put a relationship back on the path for restoration?
Quality time together. That’s what’s required. Quality time together demands communication. Which gives the opportunity to gain the knowledge needed to created understanding. Which can then heal the divisions that have fractured the relationship.
You’ll notice that I didn’t say it only took time together. It takes more than time. It takes quality time. Quality time is time that’s devoted to doing what’s needed to restore and build up a relationship. In the Holy Spirit, we’ve been given the very presence of God in our lives so that we can know him.
But here’s another question Do you want to know the Holy Spirit? Do you want to learn to recognize and understand his moods, his preferences and values? Do you want to discover what motivates and excites him? Do you want to learn to avoid what grieves him? Do you want to know the Holy Spirit?
If you’re like me you’ve never even thought of this before. You’ve never even considered what an enormously grand and wonderful opportunity we’ve been given. I mean, if we’d been given this chance with any number of our celebrities and heroes we’d have jumped at the it.
Jesus told us that we will know the Holy Spirit. He’ll live with us and he’ll be in us and we’ll know him. But it’s not enough to have time together. We need quality time and this requires that both you and I and the Holy Spirit be invested in adding quality to the time together.
Do you want to do that? Are you willing to take the time to read the Bible and pray like the Holy Spirit’s going to ask you to do? Are you willing to do those acts of service and speak those word of witness or encouragement that he’s going to prompt you to do? Are you willing to each day challenge those things you used to call risks and follow the Holy Spirit as he leads you through the baby steps of faith? This is what it takes if you’re going to be invested in quality time with the Holy Spirit.
Are you in?