Intimacy with The Holy Spirit
2 Corinthians 13:14 (AMPC) The grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the presence and fellowship (the communion and sharing together, and participation) in the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen (so be it).
When Paul was writing his second letter to the church at Corinth he ended by saying may the presence and fellowship in the Holy Spirit be with you. The fellowship here is referring to communion with the Holy Spirit and here is a deeper look at this definition in the Greek:
The Greek word for communion is koinōnia. This is defined as partnership, social interaction and fellowship.
When we are in a relationship with someone we learn so much about them from time spent in their presence and interacting with them. We share our hopes for the future, our likes and dislikes in food, sports, events, music, cars and so forth. As we partner together with someone on a project or a journey, we are there for one another and we understand what they value and do our best to help them reach their goals that line up with the vision we share. Communion is the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level. This is how our relationship with the Holy Spirit should be: sharing thoughts and feelings with Him. He is a person that can be grieved and He is the best friend you will ever have if you choose to engage in this wonderful relationship.
Ephesians 4:30 (MSG) Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted.
The Holy Spirit is often the most ignored person in churches. God gave Him to us and it is our honor and privilege to interact and share anything we want with Him. Our comforter, our peace, our friend that will never leave us.
John 14:15-17 (TPT) “Loving me empowers you to obey my commands. And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Savior, the Holy Spirit of Truth, who will be to you a friend just like me—and he will never leave you. The world won’t receive him because they can’t see him or know him. But you will know him intimately, because he will make his home in you and will live inside you."
John 14:26 (NLT) But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
My challenge to you today is to be more aware of the Holy Spirit in your life. Begin by speaking to Him every day, even if it just starts out with a Good Morning, Holy Spirit or a 2 minute conversation in the car. Allow this to build into an intimate relationship that occurs throughout the day. He is a gift to us from God and He will make our lives so much better!