I Thessalonians 5:19 ” Do not put out the Spirit’s fire.”

The Holy Spirit is not some impersonal force, but rather a person & part of the Holy Trinity. Nor does He have a loud thunderous voice that we can’t ignore…instead, I Kings 19:12 says its sound is more like a gentle whisper. The Spirit lives within us as a Comforter, Encourager, and Guide. But as longtime Believers, why are we warned then that we can still quench or grieve the Holy Spirit? Just ask yourself these questions…is your personal testimony only about the past works of God in your life? Do you “look back” rather than move forward…or as Jesus said in Luke 9:62, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the Kingdom of God.” Are you not moving forward in God’s plan & purpose for your life out of subtle disobedience & defiance to the promptings of the Holy Spirit? Sadly, we can all easily snuff out the fire of the Holy Spirit in our lives by simply ignoring Him…and in doing so move farther and farther away from the light. But the cure for this apathy is to recognize & respond to the Holy Spirit in humility & wonder for the intimate fellowship and oneness we have with Him.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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