An Encounter with The Holy Spirit (Noon)
Philippians 3:7-8 7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ
Many Christians who have been church members for years and worship diligently every Sunday do not produce any fruit. Their marriage is still filled with quarrels and even violence. Some of them are involved in illegal drugs, crimes, and cheating in their workplace. Their lives haven’t changed. Why does this happen? Most likely they have not experienced a personal encounter with the Holy Spirit.
When the Spirit of God leads our lives, our lives are sure to change. We can see how the life changes that happened to the disciples of the Lord Jesus between before and after the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost. Their attitudes changed from being selfish to being willing to take risks, even willing to die for the sake of faith. The Apostle Paul was a persecutor of the church of Christ. However, after experiencing a personal encounter with the Holy Spirit, he became an apostle who dared to preach the Gospel the most. He dared to pay a very high price because of his extraordinary love for the Holy Spirit.
Yes, when we have a personal encounter with the Holy Spirit, we can’t help but fall in love with Him. What we once thought was very valuable, becomes meaningless, even like trash, after we know the Lord Jesus. For this reason, if we desire to have a new and victorious life, we must encounter the Holy Spirit personally. Ask earnestly and continue to communicate with the Holy Spirit. If our hearts are hungry and thirsty, the Holy Spirit will surely reveal Himself and be pleased to meet us personally. An encounter that will transform us. We will have a good nature, character, and way of thinking. And our lives will bear fruits and glorify the name of our Father in heaven.
PERSONAL ENCOUNTER with the Holy Spirit will CHANGE us TOTALLY.
1. Have you had a personal encounter with the Holy Spirit?
2. Why do we need to have a personal encounter with the Holy Spirit?
3. What changes have you experienced after meeting encountering with the Holy Spirit?
“Jesus, we are grateful to have Your Spirit in our lives. We long for a personal encounter with the Spirit so that our lives will be totally changed. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we have prayed. Amen.”