A new Christian said to me, “I don’t understand this Holy Spirit thing.” So I explained what I believe occurs, and I have shared this before. Whenever you confess Christ as your Savior, God puts a “pilot light” inside of you that never goes out and is always there! You know what a pilot light is, it’s in your fireplace or your stove. It’s a little blue, almost invisible light that provides the flame needed to light the gas. At times you need a flashlight to find it, but it’s always there. It’s always in us, so harness its energy! All that’s needed is to turn the gas on — just turn on your faith!
When Jesus was preparing his disciples for his departure, they heard him say He’s going away, but He’s sending them His spirit. It’s the Holy Spirit, the advocate, and God’s power that’s going to come upon them. With the Holy Spirit, you wake up with a fire in your heart and start your day with passion. The Holy Spirit gives you the ability to see obstacles that stand before you, not as something that’s in the way, but as something that is the way.
Friend, today Jesus encourages you to stop worrying about getting into Heaven, and start focusing on getting Heaven into you. We receive Heaven by being filled with the Holy Spirit. Whenever you are about to face something big or small, ask the Holy Spirit to be with you. You have to stir up the spirit within you, and you’ll see the power that comes from that!