The more you hunger and thirst for righteousness, the more the inner Comforter can communicate with you and fill you with Christ’s presence. The more you allow yourself to be broken and poor in your own spirit, the more you can hear God’s Spirit and let Him lead you beyond routine religion and into the promised land that He wants you to inherit. If you’ve been given a deep hunger to know Jesus better, don’t let anyone or anything hold you back from personally pursuing Him.
Connect today with the Comforter, Christ living in you, and hear what the Spirit, the Teacher, the Leader, the Head is saying directly to you. One of the ways that the Spirit speaks within us is to remind us of various Bible verses throughout the day. I don’t have one particular life-verse from the Bible but many living verses that take turns burning in my heart and fueling me from within as the Spirit brings them to my remembrance.
The worst memory loss is when we don’t allow the Comforter to bring Scriptures to our remembrance and ignite His fire within us. (If you’ll daily read the Bible with an open heart, you’ll notice that the inner Comforter will personally remind you of Scripture verses during the day.)
Do you want to learn to hear the Comforter more clearly? Gather with at least one other Christian at least once a week to listen to the risen Jesus and be led by His Spirit together.
Church is too often like a bank of lights with all the bulbs unscrewed and wondering why the people around them don’t see. I want to be more effectively plugged into the risen Jesus so I can shine brighter in this dark world. The dominion of desire devastates free will. The dominion of Jesus sets the will free to follow Him.
Roman Emperor Constantine turned Jesus’ ekklesia (town hall meeting) into the religious institution known as church. The Emperor’s new clothes have too often hidden the risen Jesus behind the institutional Jesus and made the inner Comforter difficult to connect with. The truth is that connection with the invisible Comforter is simple–just surrender to His presence.
“Church is too often like a bank of lights with all the bulbs unscrewed and wondering why the people around them don’t see.”
In a word, “BINGO!”
Thanks for that encouragement, Mitch!