I woke up up this morning with this thought. It was more than a thought it was a gentle reminder. The thought was, “I don’t ask you to do anything without first giving you the Holy Spirit to do what I ask you to do.” It was a beautiful reminder that everything we accomplish is the Holy Spirit working in and through us.
Take away. If Jesus asks me to pray for the sick than Jesus will give me the Holy Spirit to accomplish this work. If Jesus ask you to do something Jesus will give you the Holy Spirit to accomplish that work. Stop trying to do the work without the Holy Spirit.
Little prayer Jesus send the Holy Spirit into my heart, soul mind and body to heal the sick who I will pray for today. Every honor will go to you Holy Spirit.
3 days ago when I woke up I had another revelation about the Holy Spirit. It struck me in an entirely new way. The Holy Spirit is not just the giver of the gift. The Holy Spirit is the gift. It is so simple but it hit me like a lighting bolt. When we pray we often say, “Holy Spirit give me your gift.” The Holy Spirit is the gift. Holy Spirit ‘gift.’ When we ask Jesus to give us the Holy Spirit we have God himself inside our soul.
We read in Luke 11:13 “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” John Paul II in his Encyclical letter ‘The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World’ writes “In his intimate life, God ‘is love’ the essential love shared by the three divine Persons: personal love shared by the three divine Persons: personal love is the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of the Father and the Son. Therefore he ‘searches even the depths of God, ‘ as uncreated Love-Gift. It can be said that in the Holy Spirit the intimate life of the Triune God becomes totally gift, as exchange of mutual love between the divine Persons and that through the Holy Spirit God exists in the mode of gift…The Holy Spirit is Person-Love. He is Person-Gift.”
Pope Benedict XVI “Healing is an essential dimension of…Christianity. It expresses the entire content of our redemption.” (Jesus of Nazareth)
Let us give 3 cheers to the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit You are the gift. When we have you we have Jesus and the Father. As John Paul II wrote, “The Redemption accomplished by the Son in this dimension of the earthly history of humanity accomplished in his ‘departure’ through the Cross and Resurrection-is at the same time, in its entire salvific power, transmitted to the Holy Spirit: the one who ‘will take what is mine and declare it to you.’ (Jn 16:14) The words of the text of John indicate that, according to the divine plan, Christ’s ‘departure’ is an indispensable condition for the ‘sending’ and the coming of the Holy Spirit, but these words also say that what begins now is the new salvific self-giving of God, in the Holy Spirit.” (Dominum et Vivifcantem 11)
Take away: Ask the Holy Spirit to give you energy love power life to accomplish what He has asked you to do. Yes we ought to pray for gifts of the Holy Spirit. But first and foremost as for the Holy Spirit who is The Gift of God,