By Chris Denning
Let’s be honest: the very nature of God is complex. In my opinion, this is a good thing. I’m grateful that our God is beyond my ability to fully comprehend.
The doctrine of the Trinity (that God is Father, Son, & Holy Spirit) can be difficult to understand. How can God be three things at once? God the Father & God the Son are easier to understand because we have/know fathers & sons in our lives, but the Holy Spirit is easily the most misunderstood part of the Trinity.
In our new series, A Dimly Lit Room, we’re going to be learning more about who the Holy Spirit is, what He does, and how He does it.
The Holy Spirit is many things to those who follow Jesus. We don’t just misunderstand who He is, but we tend to misunderstand how He helps us in our lives as believers.
One thing we’re going to be focusing on heavily in this series is how the Holy Spirit empowers us to live a life like Jesus. Without Him, we are completely unable to be like Jesus. It is the Holy Spirit working through us that empowers us to love others selflessly, to give compassion, or to help meet the needs of others.
Imagine a room. The room represents your life. In the middle of the room is a light bulb. The bulb works and is fully able to shine as brightly as possible. However, if the bulb is connected to the wall (i.e. the power) but doesn’t utilize that power, it won’t be able to light up your room (i.e. your life).
The bulb is capable of being fully empowered, as its connected to the wall. When that power isn’t fully realized or accessed, then there is only a dimly lit room.
As believers, we have full access to the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. But our weak understanding of who He is, what He does, and how He does it limits our ability to fully access his power in our lives. This causes us to live in a dimly lit room, when we are actually able to live in a room that shines brightly.
I hope over the next few weeks you expand your understanding of the Holy Spirit, but not just for the sake of better understanding, but so that you can live a life fully empowered by Him! The Holy Spirit is how we live a life like Jesus and how we humbly point everyone to absolute hope. Join us for this series where we’ll learn how to escape our dimly lit rooms.