The Psalmist says “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” (Psalm 51:10-12) He begs God to help him keep his consciousness clean, unadulterated and full of the Holy Spirit because he realizes that without it, he has issues. He wants to stay connected to the presence of the Holy Spirit because he without it, he is weak instead of strong; he is dumb instead of wise; he is mis-directed instead of guided; he stutters instead of speaks; he fails instead of triumphs.
The Holy Spirit is our life-line to God. If God is Inexhaustible Source and Infinite Supply, the Holy Spirit is that divine channel that connects us to all that God is. But if we are not centered in the Holy Spirit, if we are not aligned with its presence, if we are not listening to its guidance – we fail to receive the endless blessings that are always here.
The Psalmist knows this. The Psalmist realizes the power of loving the Holy Spirit – of not doing, saying or thinking anything that jeopardizes his connection – and so he begs “Create in me a pure heart God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.” Show me how I can remain centered in you – in your integrity – in your discipline – in your truth – in your light – in your Spirit.
I get up every morning and I’m so busy getting ready for work and trying to get to the gym. I need to return phone calls, and answer email. I need to text message. I want to check the internet. I want to order those shoes; I’m hoping that I can fit those pants. I need to record that show. I got to charge my iPad. I’m multi-tasking in the world – and if I am not centered, I fail connect with all of this worldly things because I fail to connect with Spirit. The Holy Spirit is where I need to get re-charged. The Holy Spirit is where I need to tap in and turn on. God is everywhere power, always available, endless supply, inexhaustible source – but we allow our batteries to falter and run low because we stop connecting with the absolute good that is here.
“Create in me a clean heart. Renew a steadfast spirit within me. Help me remember that the Holy Spirit is always my teacher and my guide.” You see, I distracted by the world. I forget my calling. I start worshiping the material and the flesh instead of demonstrating your power in me. I allow myself to be thrown off course by the energy of others. I start wallowing in fear. I get confused. I start second-guessing the kingdom of God within unless I am anchored – connected – imbued – glued – one with the Holy Spirit.
Spirit gives us a wealth of wisdom. Spirit gives us a power of prophecy. Spirit gives us a strength of speech. Spirit gives us a restoration of revelation. Spirit gives us a vision of victory over any adversary. What did Jesus say? The Holy Spirit teaches us all things (John 14:25-27).
Ask Joseph. Remember him? He was thrown into slavery by his own brothers, but he overcame every obstacle because he had the superior, supernatural wisdom of Spirit. And here’s the thing – not once did Joseph put anything before Spirit, and he was always blessed. They put him in chains, and the chains fell off. They falsely accused him, and the truth came to light. They sold him into slavery, and he became a ruler over all the land.
The Holy Spirit does not operate in the convention of man. Spirit is not limited to time constraints and educational degrees and economic shifts and physical barriers – and yet, it is a power so real that it anoints us with the gift of prophecy. We can plan accordingly. Through the Holy Spirit, we are given the gift to see beyond the earthly realm and know what will happen even before it does. Our ability to co-create with the Universe is strengthened because we are connected with the unlimited flow of God.
1 Samuel says that when the Spirit came upon Saul, he began to prophecy. It says that the Spirit of God came on Saul’s men, and they began to prophecy. Saul sent for more men, and they began to prophecy too. Saul then sent a third wave of men, and they also began to prophecy. (1 Samuel 19:19-21) Why? Because there is no limit to what Spirit can do.
We do our part by putting Spirit first. And when we do, we Spirit blesses us with the strength of speech. The words that we need to say – just come out, and even if they don’t the receiver of the word, the listener hears the right thing.
Spirit will speak for us at our interviews. Spirit will stand for us during those difficult confrontations. Spirit will give eloquence when we feel tongue-tied. In Luke 12, Jesus said don’t worry about how to defend yourself, don’t worry about what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will put the words into your mouth.
Spirit will speak, but it requires us to listen.
If we don’t listen, we don’t hear the word. We get static. If we are not tapped in and turned on to God, we don’t get the right reception. The picture stops coming through because we aren’t on the right channel. The only channel, you see, is the Holy Spirit.
In 1 Corinthians 2 Paul says “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” are the things God has revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. With Spirit the battle is over because we have won before the fight begins. We need to wait on the outcome. The deck is already stacked in our favor. The right job, the best mate, the more money flowing than we have ever seen in a long, long time is the benefit of loving the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit told me that it is light emanating in endless directions – from a central place in the divine ethers of energy around you but connecting at the center of everything that we are – not merely shining above us but also below us – to our left, to our right, radiating in our gut, in our heart, in our mind.
Allow this light of God to remove any impediments, any concerns, any fears, any doubts, any thoughts, any people who stand in the way of Spirit, the Holy Spirit as Absolute Good.
Don’t fight them, just bathe them in the loving presence of Spirit. Feel them being loved and removed by Spirit.
Feel the love cleaning your own heart.
Feel is light and its energy lift you into a new awareness of your connection to God everywhere present.