GodReflection: Power Words
The Holy Spirit is an enigma. I constantly wish for a greater awareness.
Talk about a mind boggler—God, Jesus, Holy Spirit—all separate and all one. God dies on a cross in the form of Jesus. As he dies, Jesus commits his holy spirit into the hands of God.
Then, when I arose from baptismal waters, I learn that the Holy Spirit of Jesus lives in me. At other times, Scripture says God’s spirit lives in me.
Ok, is it God, is it Jesus, or is it Holy Spirit?
Here I am, powered by Jesus, guided by the Holy Spirit, and indwelt by God.
I readily admit to not being the brightest bulb in the room—neither am I the dullest. Nor, am I a newbie at discipleship. I suspect my mother taught me the words God and Jesus right after the words Mom and Dad.
My entire life has transpired within the shadow of the Holy. Yet, I am not a very competent sorter of the actions of God, Jesus, and Spirit.
The Spirit equates to God in Old Testament Scripture. God sends His Spirit into those who have hearts bent toward Him. The Creator’s power flows from His Spirit through those He anoints.
In the Gospels, we read of Mary’s conception by the Holy Spirit so that Jesus—the son of God—enters to walk streets on earth as a man to show his followers the heart of God.
The Holy Spirit of Jesus enters all disciples since the Acts 2 baptismal event.
Here is what I think.
Jesus’ apostle Paul teaches, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”
Because the Holy lives inside of me in form of the Spirit—the goal of every action of my body is to honor God.
The Spirit—of God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit—live in me and power my walk.
The three are one and the one is three. No, I don’t understand it. Yes, I believe it.
Tuned into Spirit power I am light.
When I block Spirit power and proceed by my own steam—I hide Jesus. I want those times to become less and less.
I want ‘Spirit’ to be more than a word. I want to draw from its power.
Dr. Gary J. Sorrells – A GodReflection on Spirit as a Power Word