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Friday, March 21, 2014

Welcome, Holy Spirit!

"In all their affliction he was afflicted ... and in his pity he redeemed them ... But they vexed his holy spirit" (Isaiah 63:9-10)

We can best repent our neglect by neglecting the Holy Spirit no more.

Let us think of Him as One to be worshiped and obeyed.

Let us throw open every door and invite Him in.

Let us surrender to Him every room in the temple of our hearts and insist that He enter and occupy as Lord and Master within His own dwelling.

And let us remember that He is drawn to the sweet name of Jesus as bees are drawn to the fragrance of clover.

Where Christ is honored the Holy Spirit is sure to feel welcome; where Christ if glorified He will move about freely, pleased and at home.

When the Scripture says, "And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God" (Ephesians 4:30), it is telling us that He loves us so much that when we insult Him, He is grieved; when we ignore Him, He is grieved; when we resist Him, He is grieved; and when we doubt Him, He is grieved.

~A. W. Tozer~

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