If you want to live a fulfilled life spiritually, there is one thing you need to do: building a fellowship with the Holy Spirit. It’s important. In fact, I believe that it’s essential.
Let’s look at the verse:
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)
There is a big difference between living with and without the fellowship of the Spirit. There are things that you can get only from it.
The first one is divine comfort.
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied. (Acts 9:31)
You might face a challenge. You might be in a difficult situation. But you know what? You can still have peace. You can still be encouraged. Why? Because you have the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
The second thing you can get is divine help. The Holy Spirit, after all, is the Helper.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. (John 14:26)
This divine help often comes in the form of wisdom. That’s why the verse above says He will teach you all things. You suddenly get wisdom to handle your situation. You find a way to handle it that you never thought of before.
There is one important thing to remember, though: the Holy Spirit is given to us for a purpose, and the purpose is to make us witnesses for Jesus.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
So the goal is not to make you feel good; it’s to serve Jesus. The focus is on Jesus and not ourselves. We need to remember this so that we don’t fall into the trap of seeking our own interests.
So how do you build a fellowship with the Spirit?
First, you need to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Make the decision if you haven’t.
Next, start talking with the Holy Spirit as if with a friend. Share your feeling with Him. Share your thoughts with Him. Be open. Be honest. Make Him your closest friend and companion.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Psalms 62:8)
In turn, He will put things in your heart. These are things that don’t come from your own thoughts. These are things that don’t come from your own understanding. Often He would remind you of a Bible verse for your situation.
…He will… bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. (John 14:26)
Then, after getting something in your heart, act on it while keep communicating with Him.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25)
This is how you build a fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
I still have a long way to go, but I learn to build a fellowship with Him. Many times I get comfort and help from Him. What I have just shared with you is not a theory; it’s something that I have experienced myself.