"The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul."

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Holy Spirit Live In Me

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

Romans 8:26

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, co-equal with God the Father and Jesus Christ. He is the one who pulls at you when you sin. That still small voice that convicts you when you sin. And the one who reveals the truth to you to turn away from sin. The word translated into "Spirit" in the Bible has its root meaning as "breath" or "wind". He dwells with Christians as a guide and comforter. Having these characteristics similar to a mother as a comforter in times of trouble and guiding us when as we try to make spiritual decisions in our lives. Paraclete comes from the Koine Greek word παράκλητος (Parakletos) (Strong's G3875) meaning "one who consoles - a comforter" or "one who intercedes on our behalf - an advocate". Other titles for the Holy Spirit include 'Spirit of Truth', Lightfull Spirit of God Almighty, Holy Breath, Almighty Breath, Giver of Life, Lord of Grace, Helper, 'Comforter', 'Counsellor' and 'Supporter'. He helps an individual see the world more clearly around him. By dwelling in someone He produces fruits of the Spirit. Which are:

Charity is just like it sounds. It's love of your neighbor and love of God above one's own wants.
In addition, Paul explains in 1 Corinthians, 13, that Charity is the greatest gift from God. Charity is about giving of oneself. When Jesus died on the cross, it wasn't about anything other than Charity.
1 Cor 13:4-7 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Joy is the happiness found in being united with the Lord. As C.S. Lewis described it, it is a glimpse of the perfect happiness of heaven that leads us to desire heaven.

Peace refers to being content with the world and God. And having no animosity toward any.

Goodness is the tendency to avoid sin and pursue good.

Generosity is an willingness to sharing one's own gifts and goods with others. It is the opposite of both gluttony and envy.

Gentleness, also known as mildness, is the tendency to allow provocations and attacks to go unanswered.

Faithfulness is the standing strong in faith, and strength against anything that comes your way.

A list of gifts that may be bestown include the gifts of prophecy, tongues, healing, and knowledge. In addition, wisdom, indepth supernatural understanding of the Word of God, spiritual power to perform miracles-healings-prophecy-visions-speak in an unlearned language-interpet toungues-drive out demons-even raise the dead, hear a calling to a special office in the church, being merciful and giving, hear God speak, see angels and demons at work, and love and forgive beyond normal abilities because of a strong personal connection with God.

Isaiah 11:2-3
The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;

1 Corinthians 12: 8-10
for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same
Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

My prayer is...Sweet Holy Spirit, comforter and friend, live in me. Help me to trust in Thee. May my body become a clean temple to dwell in. May my heart be a place ever welcome to you. Touch me with your presence and bless me with Your love. Give me ears to hear Your voice. Flow out of me. May it be like a healing fountain to others I touch. Amen.


Lance Gargus


FishHawk said...

Very well written; and I hope your prayer will be answered with an abundance of His presence much greater than what we can even start to naturally comprehend.

Carol said...

Beautiful post Lance!!!! (as usual) :)

Lance Mac said...


Franx said...

Nice reflection for this Easter. happy Easter Lance

Dan said...

Great post Lance! And Happy Easter! Keep up the great work!

Sónia said...

Hi Lance, Just passing by to say: HAPPY EASTER!

Enemy of the Republic said...


I have a lot to say on this subject, but not the time--I may email you. I think we all have a spirit and it is the Holy Spirit that quickens to us all--we long for God, even when we don't know it. I told my students that our culture was spiritually bankrupt; we put the needs of the flesh and intellect before the spiritual; even arguing scripture is not always from the Holy Spirit as he speaks to us gently, not with attacks and brimstone. You are one of the few Christians who really seems touched by the sp irit of God; it doesn't make your time on this earth any easier, but at least you know
where you are going and who you serve. I like that about you.

MadMaktub said...

"Sweet Holy Spirit, comforter and friend, live in me. Help me to trust in Thee. May my body become a clean temple to dwell in. May my heart be a place ever welcome to you. Touch me with your presence and bless me with Your love. Give me ears to hear Your voice. Flow out of me. May it be like a healing fountain to others I touch. Amen."

I'll make mine your prayer too. Happy Easter my ear soul, for you and you dear ones.


Dexter Francois said...

Happy Resurrection Day! He is worthy t be praised. Excellent post. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. Have a great day with your family. Many blessings!

Liara Covert said...

Our sense of connection to something greater than ourselves is precisely what makes us who we are. To recognize or reflect on our essential self in honour of the ressurection and immortality associated with Easter, has incredible ramifications for the soul.

Anonymous said...

Wow...! You *really* are a writer!

Thanks, Lance!

George said...

What can be better than reflecting on the Holy Spirit on Resurrection Day. The Trinity in motion. Jesus may be in heaven in Human Form as the disciples watched Him go up, but He promised He would prepare us a place if He goes away and then He will come again to receive us unto His own-- and in the meantime He has sent us His own Spirit to be with us until the day He returns so that where He is, there we may be also. I think I am going to shout. A great post Lance.

Anonymous said...

Your post brought to mind a song... "Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me. Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me."

Blessings in Christ

Niña said...

Your words never failed to amaze me. It is like being awashed with a gentle flow of cascading water of blessings.

Your post is a great source of comfort and inspiration. Blessings and more power to your site...

Given55 said...

Very well said Lance.

writeonbro said...

What's really wonderful, is these gifts are priceless.

Jeannette said...
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jentekk said...

Sorry about having to delete the first post - it was attempting to link to a profile I don't have! :)

Here it is again:

How refreshing to hear the cry of a sincere heart, and equally encouraging to know that there are many true believers out there. God bless!

Anonymous said...

My good brother Lance,

I've presented you with the Perseverance Award. Please pick it up from my blog when you have the time. :)

God bless!

S.A. said...

Lance, has always you show how much deeper is your delivery to God.
Is always a pleasure to read your posts!

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