Genesis 1:2 NIV “ Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
Yesterday’s devotional addressed the importance of acknowledging the presence of the Holy Spirit at every moment. Even though we can’t see Him, we can discern His presence because the Bible gives us a guarantee of His ever abiding presence (Heb.13:5-6). When we affirm this continually, He becomes more real to us. He is an ever present help in time of need (Ps.46:1).
In the Genesis account of creation we see that the Holy Spirit hovered over the face of the deep, but nothing happened until the Word was spoken. Likewise, we will not experience much of the manifestations of the Holy Spirit without the speaking the Word in our own lives. Even though His presence is ever abiding with us, if we desire to experience His help in our lives, we must learn to say what the Bible says about every situation we find ourselves in.
Every day, endeavor to give the Holy Spirit a Word to work with in your life. From your family, to your career, children, relationships, finances, academics etc, take heed to what the word of God says and speak them. As you do so, you will realize that the Bible comes alive to you. It comes alive because Jesus gave a promise to us in John 16:13, “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”
Each day, try to memorize a Scripture that you can let the Holy Spirit work through in your life. Turn this verse of Scripture around in your mind all day. This is what it means to meditate. At every opportunity declare and share this Scripture with someone. As you do this, you will experience a Christian life filled with vitality and full of the Holy Spirit’s help.
Scriptures to Meditate: Ps.40:8, 119:11, Luk.2:19, Heb.4:12, Joh.1:1-5