Now that we have looked at the word “communion” in 2 Corinthians 13:14 and the seven meanings of the word, let’s bring all these meanings together and look at how they help us develop and build a strong relationship with God the Holy Spirit.
When we wake up each day, we should begin our day recognizing and acknowledging the presence of the Holy Spirit with us by speaking to Him and greeting Him at the very beginning of our day.
It’s okay to speak to Him. God the Holy Spirit is just as much God as God the Father and God the Son. If it’s okay to speak to God the Father and God the Son, then it is okay to speak to God the Holy Spirit.
God the Holy Spirit was promised to us by God the Father, and God the Son requested the Father to send God the Holy Spirit to us. God the Holy Spirit is on the earth with us and He wants to have a relationship with us and that includes having conversations with us. We can speak to Him and He will speak to us as well.
After we acknowledge Him, we should begin to fellowship with Him throughout the day through prayers, thanksgiving, praise and worship. We should share everything in our lives with God the Holy Spirit throughout the day. As we do we will grow closer and closer to Him. We will begin to learn more about Him and how He desires to operate in our life.
As we learn more and more about Him and how He desires to operate in our life we will begin to recognize His movements, we will learn more about His personality, we will begin to understand how He loves us and how He wants us to love others. As we develop this trusting relationship and we give our will over to Him, He will begin to prompt and urge us to do things for Him and as we participate with Him we will see Him manifest Himself in our lives and in the lives of those He desires to reach and bless through us.
It is very important to read the Bible continually, over and over again and again. Reading the Bible on a daily basis is essential in your relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will never step out of the boundaries of what He was already written in the Bible. Whatever the Holy Spirit says or does will always be in complete alignment with the Holy Scriptures. Continually reading the Bible will keep us from being mislead by any other influence. Continually reading the Bible helps to keep our human spirit in line with the Holy Spirit.
Day after day as we continue practicing this over and over and learn how to stay continuously engaged with God the Holy Spirit we will develop a much closer and more intimate relationship with Him until He becomes to us our closest and most trusted friend.
As we enjoy each others friendship, He will begin to gently lead us and give us instruction and as we surrender control of ourselves to Him and allow Him to be in charge of our lives He will give us commands and as we obey His commands we will see Him supernaturally perform signs, wonders and miracles in our lives and in the lives of those He desires to touch through us.
God the Holy Spirit is never pushing or forcing Himself on anyone, but He is patiently waiting on us to acknowledge Him and yield ourselves to Him and give in to His desire for our lives. God the Holy Spirit is very sensitive and easily pushed away. He is easily grieved, resisted, quenched and rejected so be very careful, respectful and reverent toward Him. He is God living in you.
Pray with me: Dear Heavenly Father, thank you so much for sending the Holy Spirit to me. Please teach me how to have the kind of relationship with Him that you desire for me to have. Help me to be sensitive to Him continually and in every way. May the Holy Spirit use me to bring glory to your name. Amen