Is the Holy Spirit for me?
That’s the question some are asking. Others shy away from this question because it seems so mysterious or complicated somehow.
I gathered with some of my friends — Nancy, Michele, Meggie, and Heather — and we talked about how we formed our view of the Holy Spirit. It’s fascinating to see how we all saw this so different. Then we talked about what we believe today and how that may have changed.
As we discussed this, one of the most interesting comments to me was from my friend, Michele, who said, “I’m almost mad that I didn’t know about this before.”
We need to talk about this. Jesus made a promise to the early church wrapped around this immense gift of a Helper. That promise is for us too. Out of that promise are assurances that we can hold onto, like:
- We will never be alone in our faith.
- We don’t have to wander.
- We can walk in truth.
- We can hear the voice of God, clear and undiluted.
- We are braver than we know, with his help.
What might happen if we lived this promise?
My prayer is that we ask that question, embrace the promise of a Helper, and then live it with all our might.
Let’s take this deeper together
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- What was your perception of the Holy Spirit?
- Is that changing, and why?
- The Holy Spirit helps us live our faith. What might that look like for you?
The Spirit-Led Heart isn’t just a book for me, friends. I wrote this because it’s a promise Jesus made (John 14:16-17) and I Iong to live it.
In the pages of The Spirit-Led Heart: Living a Life of Love and Faith Without Borders, we examine the promise Jesus made and we become acquainted with the Holy Spirit as our Helper, and the attributes he brings to our faith and how to live that every day.
Good stuff just for you
I have so much good stuff for you today!
- Download the first two chapters absolutely free.
- Check out a powerful two-week mini-study on Chapter Three that Meggie mentioned in our conversation, “Choosing Truth Over Lies.” This is a series that my friend, Jodie Barrett, shared on her blog. Start with day one HERE.
- Do you love to journal? Jana on Sweet to the Soul has all kinds of beautiful freebies on her site, as she leads a journaling study on The Spirit-Led Heart.
- Check out my guest blog post on Ann Voskamp’s blog, What to Do in a Crisis of Faith
Such a blessing to “sit around your table” Suzie and share how the Holy Spirit is living in us and through us. Friends, the Holy Spirit is alive and eager to guide you in the big but specially the small, every day activities of your life.
Wow! Thank you Susie, Nancy, Michele, Meggie, and Heather for laying your hearts out there, especially to complete strangers! ! Each of your words truly spoke deep into my heart, changing my perception of who the Holy Spirit is to me.
Thank you & God Bless. I will include each of you ladies in my prayers.
Thank you for you kind words and prayers! God bless you too Amber!!
Loved listening to this conversation! Such a needed one too.
I could relate to all of these! I grew up in a church where we did talk about the Holy Spirit, and my parents raised me to know that Holy Spirit plays an active role in our lives. When we moved to a new city, we attended a different church and my view started to change. I went to some conferences, camps and services where I could REALLY relate to what you were saying, Suzie. At that point, the Holy Spirit just freaked me out completely and I was so confused I didn’t know what to do about it at all. So I was more turned off to him than anything.
After years of looking in the Bible and talking with mentors and other believers, I’ve learned so much about Holy Spirit and am no longer freaked out to say the least! I’m learning to engage with the Holy Spirit more often and ask to see the world through His eyes and with His help. Thanks so much for this conversation!!
Kaitlin, Thank you for sharing your path with walking with the Holy Spirit. We all have different journies to the same end, what matters is that we continue to seek his truth and peace.
Early this morn w a cup of coffee I viewed this beautiful authentic you tube w Susie and her friends, blessed this morn while the early birds are chirping in the background of my house and listening to you women knowing I may never meet you but I WILL see you someday in heaven.
The balance of what was shared thru this segment was clear, brief, solid and oh how beautiful all of you are for your love for Jesus.
So grateful you were blessed by our time “around Suzie’s table” How comforting to know we WILL see each other in eternity!!
I teach women about the Holy Spirit on my blog, and I was reluctant but I needed His gifts, I was afraid when I was younger. It is not what I was taught but I had to make plain His love. I did the deeper study this week as well. He must have a lot of women on the same page.
Yes, Rebecca, God is on the move with his Jesus girls-wants all Holy Spirit filled and relying on the Holy Spirit to shine HIS light in this dark world. We need to be salt and light and the Holy Spirit is what will activate us to do so!!! Be blessed today!
I just taught my first Bible study on the Holy Spirit. The longer I serve God the more I crave His spirit to be activated within me. I am working on stepping into all of the promises & power that come from God’s precious gift living in me.
This was beautiful, Suzie & friends. I’m so empowered to deepen my understanding of the holy spirit after this conversation. I will be reflecting on this for some time to come. Thank you!