I am teaching on the Holy Spirit on Wednesdays until summer and I must mention what the Lord taught me through my brother Steve as he was suffering with cancer. I was visiting my amazing big brother at his home, on a day when the symptoms were manifesting in his balance. We were talking and he looked right into me and He asked me a question, Steve asked, “Nate, it’s not how much of the Holy Spirit we have, but ask yourself, how much of us does the Holy Spirit have?” Steve was within days of being with the Lord, and his heart and mind were filled with giving more of his life to His King. His thoughts were on making sure his life was yielded to Christ and filled with the Spirit. He was still surrendering what life he had left in him, as he was transitioning to the presence of God. This moves me deeply.
We want to be filled with the Spirit of God, but honestly we resist yielding completely to Him. We don’t like giving up and letting go. We must give more of ourselves to the Spirit. Let go our past, shame, anger, fear, resentment, unforgiveness, irritations, sin, selfish habits, and addictions. How easy it is to be filled, when we are emptied of the things that interfere with our spirit and mind being filled and controlled by God’s Spirit. This question will be with me until I see Jesus and Steve again. This question changes my life. I believe this was a question from Heaven, and glimpse into the heart of God, and my brother’s.
So, How much of you does the Spirit of God have? What say you?