Spirit Meat Daily Devotional 22-1-19
WHEN YOU FEEL DRY, DOES IT MEAN THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS LEFT?
Read – JOHN 14:16, EPHESIANS 5:18-20
The key word here is ‘feel’. You did not receive a feeling when you received the Holy Ghost; you received a divine Person. As real as Jesus is to you, so is the Holy Ghost and His indwelling presence ought to be as real as the cloth you put on. He NEVER leaves. For Him to leave would mean you have committed the unpardonable sin. But when you do wrong or sin, you grieve Him and He withdraws His comfort but not His presence. At that time, you begin to operate under a Divine frown until you repent. The Holy Spirit ceases to cooperate with you until you change. Let me give you this example of a mother and her son. The son offended the mother and the mother frowned at him but the son refused to apologise. Later in the day, the boy did everything to please the mother but all he saw was a frown. Then he burst into tears and apologized. Immediately the smile returned and the embrace came. While the boy was refusing to apologise, he lost the mother’s comfort but not her presence. If fire should break out in that house, the mother would save that boy first. I like to think of the Holy Ghost as my mother. Let me share some tips with you on how to handle this feeling. From Ephesians 5:18-20 a) Take the Psalms and begin to speak them to yourself. Say them out and loud. b) Begin to worship God. Start singing songs of worship to Him. c) Remind yourself of past mercies of God to you in a personal way. d) Don’t condemn yourself or search for sins when there is none. e) Learn to be thankful all the time. Before you know it, after about ten minutes of doing the above, you would already be enjoying the Holy Spirit.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for a renewed fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Help me to be a son that pleases the Father always, in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 44:1-45:28, Matthew 14:13-36, Psalm 18:37-50, Proverbs 4:11-13