Holy Spirit

Two Questions

The Holy Spirit is always working and the work of the Spirit is always to exalt Christ and to lead us deeper into intimacy, transformation and obdeience to Jesus.

Old Princeton theologian Benjamin Warfield knew this when he reminded us that the beautiful work of the Spirit always leads us to ask (and answer) two questions.

Who are you Lord Jesus?

What shall I do Lord Jesus?

I need to have true knowledge of who Jesus is. I then need to have the appropriate response to who Jesus is.

Right thinking leads to right living.

Knowing Jesus leads to listening to and obeying Jesus.

Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come Holy Spirit)

the fire of the Holy SpiritHere is a powerful, beautiful, surrendered, trusting prayer that can be prayed TO the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God is the third member/Person of the Trinity.

The Spirit has personality.

The Spirit has a specific work and ministry to be done.

This prayer understands the work of the Spirit and is a prayer of invitation and invocation, longing for the Spirit to do that work in your life.

I recommend a slow, prayerful reflection the first time through. Almost a lectio divina reading and moving through this prayer. You may want to pray it for several days. Later, pull it out on a weekly basis and use it as a model or stepping stone to communicte with and commune with the Spirit of God.

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