As I get older, I realize that I have more and more to learn. Yes. I do. I want to soak in as much as I can. I’ve known the Father as my Lord and God and I’ve known Jesus. But I haven’t known much about the Holy Spirit.
This is what I’ve been learning lately. There is a “Dance of Cooperation” with the Holy Spirit, the comforter that Jesus left us when he left this earth to return to heaven. He promised that we would have a counselor!
John 14:26-27, says, “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
I don’t know about you, but I sure am in need of a counselor. Wow, a comforter by my side at all times!? Anytime of the day or night- no charge. The thing that is hard, is ‘listening’ to this counselor.
The dance involves me actually wanting to participate. Like when a man asks a woman to step out onto the dance floor. Hesitant, but daring, I have been stepping out.
He takes my hand. I step out. I feel like I have three left feet. I feel like my ears are stopped up. I can’t seem to see clearly. But I go.
The Holy Spirit is a gentleman. He takes my hand, and moves me slowly in a gentle way. He speaks softly and knows my name. It does feel peaceful.
It’s a song which I don’t think I’ve heard before. I am not sure of the tempo or the tune. But He has my hand and He holds me. I will be alright. In fact, I think I’m really enjoying this new dance.
There are seven steps to the “Dance of Cooperation with the Holy Spirit”, which I will tell you about in the next blog posts. This information comes in part from a book, titled, “Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit”, by Long, Stokes, and Strickler.