Dear Holy Spirit...
Dear Holy Spirit,
I have sung about You, taught about You, and prayed in You. But I wonder how many times I have ignored, grieved and tested You. You are the Breath of God living within me. You are the Comforter sent by Christ to guide and teach me. You are the Spirit of God who has been poured out upon me. Who am I to do anything but follow Your lead?
It is hard for us to understand all that You are and do, so many shy away from the power You display. We tend to only trust in what we can grasp, but I am convinced that You will forever remain beyond my comprehension...and that's amazing to me. I don't want to worship a god that I can fully explain - I love worshipping the God who far exceeds my ability to understand.
I am fumbling for words to be good enough to write to You, because You blow my mind. I cannot touch You, and I cannot see You - but as I see the leaves being moved by the wind, I see the effects of Your Presence. I feel You stirring within me at times, and it overwhelms me to the point of weeping. But when I have grieved You, is that when it seems quiet within me?
It hurts me to think of how You are talked about and treated. Help me to recognize Your Voice more clearly...and to obey You every time. Jesus said that You will guide us into all truth, so I am deciding to follow wherever You lead. (Don't let me turn around when it gets hard.)
Take over today. Take the reins out of my hands and lead the way. I trust You.
Excited to see what's next,
Father, thank You for giving us Your Holy Spirit. I pray that we will surrender to Your leading through Him today. I am sorry for how we have grieved and quenched Him. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
John 14:26, John 16:5-15, 1 Thessalonians 5:19, Ephesians 4:30