The Spirit is a Biggie


GodReflection: Power Words

garyguarujaThe Spirit is a biggie. What an understatement.

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.

However, I can’t wrap my brain around Spirit. spirit8

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.

Perhaps, I don’t have to understand the distinctions between God’s Spirit, Jesus’ Spirit, spirit20and the Holy Spirit. Perhaps, the idea is as simple as I am indwelled by the Holy.

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.

spirit1As I continue to walk through life, I want to become more aware that my power comes from the Spirit.

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.

Stay tuned.

Dr. Gary J. Sorrells – A GodReflection on Spirit as a Power Word

Gary@GodReflection.org

One thought on “The Spirit is a Biggie

  1. Good article, Gary. God the Holy Spirit is very much a person with his own distinct personality, and with feelings. Just no physical body of his own. Thanks for liking my post on CSF, “It’s Time for Urgent Worship,” by the way. Perhaps you’d like to browse through a few other posts on Esther’s Petition. Search for the term “testimony” to begin with, maybe… Be blessed. Bette Cox http://estherspetition.wordpress.com

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