Thursday, February 08, 2007

To Know Him Better

In those moments when we sense the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit, do we pause to ask Him, "Lord, why are you here? What do you desire to do?"

At times He may be moving upon us and within us to motivate and anoint some word or deed that He desires from us. On other occasions, He may be drawing us into prayer. At yet other times, perhaps something much more personal is going on.

There have been those moments when I have felt His nearness, and I have stopped to ask Him that question: "What do you desire of me Lord?"

I have almost been surprised to hear Him whisper, "I just want to be with you."

It reminds me of Paul's prayer for the Ephesians:
"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better" (Ephesians 1:17, NIV).
Should you sense the Spirit's nearness today, inquire of His intentions. Allow Him to draw you into a more intimate knowledge of God the Father and Jesus the Son.