Today, the last day of this particular issue – ‘The Promised Holy Spirit’, Selwyn summarises the material he has covered over the last two months, in the following six points:
“1. He seeks to draw out of us all the potential that God has built into us.
2. He prods us to prayer.
3. He brings hidden things to light in our souls and seeks to rid us of all sin.
4. He shines the laser beam of knowledge and wisdom through the fog that sometimes surrounds us, and guides us in (His holy ways).
5. He teaches us as no other could teach us, and leads us into what our hearts were built for – truth.
6. He comforts us whenever we are in need of solace, and strengthens our hearts to go on even though we have no clear answers to our predicament.”
Selwyn, presents a concise conclusion: “When we refuse to open up to Him, to depend on Him and consult Him, we deprive ourselves of the love, wisdom and spiritual sustenance we need to live effectively and dynamically.”
I also liked the verses set for reading and meditation, especially these ones (James 4:7-10, NIV): “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
The Holy Spirit is God – God living in us – He is the Spirit of Jesus. He loves us, totally – and, we need to totally trust in His love. He will never leave us – to make our own way in this world – like orphans. He is our Father, waiting for us – watching our path – guiding us – all the way, home.