Purposed To Be Near

Purposed to Be Near

Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.   John 16:7 NKJV

The Holy Spirit was sent to earth for you. He is called to be a part of every moment of your life. In the same way, your utmost calling is to be near to the Holy Spirit, the Person of God who is present with us on the earth. The Holy Spirit was sent to teach you and empower you to carry out the things of God. Jesus chose not to remain on Earth in human form so that the Spirit of Christ could draw near to you—indeed, even live within you—at every moment. He is always listening when you call on Him. Let your life be shaped by this reality: the Holy Spirit desires to live in intimacy with you!

Adapted from The Holy Spirit: An Introduction (Messenger International, 2013).

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