The evidence of the Spirit’s presence is given to each person for the common good of everyone. 1 Corinthians 12:7 GW
When the Spirit of God is present, there is evidence! Rivers and seas give way to dry ground. Blind eyes and deaf ears are opened. The lame walk and the mute talk. Fear is defeated and hope is reborn! Signs and wonders of all kinds mark the landscapes of our lives as we are knitted in relationship with God’s Spirit.
Again and again, the accounts in Acts confirm that when the Holy Spirit was present, people saw and heard the evidence. Look back over your life. What evidence of the Spirit’s presence can you remember? Write a sentence or two describing situations in which the Spirit showed up and radically changed your life. Don’t rush. Meditate on God’s goodness. Let the Spirit reinvigorate you with new life as you recall His faithfulness!
The Holy Spirit has helped you before, and He desires to do it again! How do you need Him to help you now? Get quiet before Him, and invite Him to do it again! Ask Him to show evidence that He is real and really cares about you and those around you. Be still. What is He speaking to you?
Adapted from The Holy Spirit: An Introduction (Messenger International, 2013).