Attracting the Holy Spirit

Rating: Inspirational, pleasant

Humility attracts the Holy Spirit. – Mickey Robinson

God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. – Solomon, James & Peter (Prov 3:34, James 4:6, I Peter 5:5)

What is grace? One definition I like is “God’s enabling power”. So how does this power come to us? By the Holy Spirit. “…you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you …” (Acts 1:8)

Recognizing your dependence upon God and your need of Him makes you humble. That draws the Holy Spirit TO YOU.

When you feel confident you can “handle” life on your own, God will resist you. His Spirit won’t help you because you don’t seem to need Him.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 19:14) Little children are humble and dependent. They know they need help – tying their shoes, getting a drink, feeding themselves, getting dressed, etc. So they ask, every time they need something. Admitting their weakness allows someone with strength to help them.

Most of us, as adults, want to show we are strong, that we can “handle” whatever life throws at us. But the opposite attitude is needed if we wish to receive God’s enabling power by His Holy Spirit. We must humble ourselves every day, saying, like Moses did, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.” (Exodus 33:15)

Admitting that we don’t “have it all together” is a vulnerable place for us. We’ve been told to “grow up” and be responsible for our lives. Yet, it seems to me that the complexities of life are meant to drive us to this place of vulnerability and trust in His grace.

So, here’s some questions to ponder :
How much do you want to do on your own?
and
How desperate are you for His help?

The choice is yours.

I’d rather choose vulnerability, grace and humility daily. I don’t want to do this on my own. I want more of the Holy Spirit’s help and enabling power. The world is too big and scary – just look at the news each day. We need help. Our planet desperately needs His grace.

Make us humble, Lord, that we might receive Your enabling power by Your Spirit. Without it, we’re lost. ♥

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About Kingdom Walker

A woman seeking to understand the world around her - with grace and acceptance toward all. Discernment of the Supernatural Realm - Insight and experiences of the Unseen Realm from a Christian perspective. This blog: https://supernaturaldiscernment.com/

Posted on May 19, 2013, in Inspirational, Pleasant and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. samuel olaitan james

    What if you’ve tried all you could and still the grace which is the holy spirit has rejected you?

    • Samuel, thank you for your question. I am sorry you are feeling rejected. That’s very painful. Your question inspires me to tell you – it’s not about “trying all you could”. It’s not about effort on our part. It’s about our willingness to humble ourselves and RECEIVE God’s help. If you are sincere, open and honest with God in asking for His help, He WILL give it. Sometimes what He gives is not what we were expecting. We don’t get to choose how He answers – He is not required to fulfill the whims of what WE want. But as we submit to Him, He always helps us to follow Him and do His will.

      Jesus said, “Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Matthew 7:9-11 NKJV You can trust your Heavenly Father to give you good things when you ask. He will not reject you.

      I am sorry for your pain. I can hear it in your words. If you would like to discuss this more, please feel free to contact me via email. My email address is kingdomwalker2 (at) gmail (dot) com. Perhaps what you are perceiving as rejection by the Holy Spirit is really just a misunderstanding. I would like to help you with that, if I may.

    • You don’t have to try anything for you to get grace. Its a gift from God for those who admit that they are weak and in need of help

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