“17For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, 18because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.”
God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit have been present since the beginning. However, I too often treat the Holy Spirit with a limited scope. In my efforts to get closer to Christ and the Father in my prayer time, I neglect spending time in the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is present to point us to the Lord, but too many times I try to tap into my Lord without handing myself over to the Holy Spirit. He is the source of guidance, power, and comfort.
The Trinitarian God, my God, is the source of my existence. The world I occupy does not even exist without Him. If I neglect a part of Him, then I am neglecting all of Him. I cannot leave out a third of who my Lord is, in my prayer time or in my worship. The Holy Spirit is worthy of worship as much as the Son and the Father are worthy.
It pleases God when I am in communion with the Holy Spirit. It pleases Him when I allow Him to change me and bring me into alignment with righteousness, peace, and joy. In prayer time, I must communicate my appreciation for the Holy Spirit. I thank God for my creation, I thank Jesus for my salvation, but I leave out the Spirit too often as if He were lesser than the Father or the Son.
I pray that in my intercession I will not neglect the Holy Spirit and that I will be present in Him allowing Him to form me into righteousness, peace, and joy.
~ Scott Beiermann