HOW TO CULTIVATE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
Amos 3:3-can two walk together, unless they agree?
There was a man who owned a small farm. He worked on this farm year in
year out and got very little out this farm just to feed himself and his
family. Unknowingly or knowingly to this man, underneath this farm was
oil. If only he will dig deeper, he will become very rich and would be
able to afford good things of life. This man represents many believers
today, and the farm represents the Holy Spirit. The oil represents the
riches in Christ. If only we will dig deeper, instead of been Christians
in poverty we will be Christians with the riches of God. The Holy
Spirit is God, acting like God, been Himself God, always is God. He has
the same attribute as God. He is God the Spirit; Jesus is God the Son
and the Father is God the Father. He is not a force or power but a
personality. He speaks and hears; thinks and reasons feel and has
emotions; and decides, has a will, a self –determination. Because He is a
personality a relationship with Him can be cultivated. The mistake we
make is we think one experience of been filled with the Holy Spirit is
sufficient and that is enough to know Him. Just like it is impossible to
know a man just by shaking hands with him. It will be true if the man
is a tree or lamp post but since he has a personality a relationship can
be developed to know him. The same thing happens with the Holy Spirit,
We can know the Holy Spirit better every day of our life.
3: 3 asks a rhetorical question; can two walk together except they
agree? No. For two people to walk together, they need to agree on
certain things. There needs to be agreement on direction, destination
and route. If a man is going north and the other is going south it is
obvious they cannot walk together or if they are going to the same
location but each of them prefers to use different routes. To walk with
the Holy Spirit we need to go the direction He is going. Not only that
we must ready to go to His destination following His route. The Spirit
filled way must be a holy way. A spirit filled life must be a holy life.
He will not dwell in an unholy life. The good news is the Holy Spirit
does not require a holy place to come in but He requires you be willing
that the place should be made holy after He comes. The Holy Spirit does
not come to a life to make him famous or make a celebrity out of him. He
comes to make a man holy, give him gifts and enable him to witness,
Acts 1:8. The greatest gift of the Holy Spirit is a meek, docile heart.
He will transform you to a meek, humble, trusted, domesticated person.
The result of this relationship is oneness with Him. One in outlook,
hope and thought. Two people cannot walk together if they do not have
anything in common. Once we become one with Him, He begins to release
the riches of God to us. To achieve this oneness with Him , we must
surrender to the Holy Spirit to transform us .
PRAYER POINT: Father, I want to be one with you, I surrender my life to you please transform me.