As I was meditating on the Spirit’s presence in my life, I could not help but be overwhelmed with the thought of how the Holy Spirit’s guidance works on a daily basis. We need the Spirits power to stand strong during the personal trials that we all go through, as much as we need Him to heal the sick or supply us with powerful manifestations.
The power to persevere is accomplished by the Spirit, not by self effort alone. Left to my own self discipline I would have fallen away a long time ago. It’s important that we stop treating the Holy Spirit as a impersonal force instead of the Person he is. We need to take time to meditate on the Spirit’s activity in our daily lives.
Gordon Fee says,”…Paul understood the Spirit’s power in the broadest possible way. On the one hand, the future had broken in so powerfully that signs and wonders and miracles are simply matter-of-fact (1 Cor.12:8-11; Gal 3:5); on the one hand, the Spirit also empowers for endurance in the midst of adversity (Col 1:11; 2 Cor 12:9-10) – and for everything else as we endure, awaiting the final glory, of which the Spirit is the guarantee.” – Gordon Fee, God’s Empowering Presence.