Part of Jesus’ plan for your spiritual growth is to understand who the Holy Spirit is.
When you put your faith in Jesus Christ, the Bible says that you are made new spiritually. God’s Spirit comes to dwell in you.
It’s the Holy Spirit’s role to help you grow in Christ.
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 13:14, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
How do you fellowship with the Holy Spirit? Here are 5 ways. The first letters of each line spell the word “T.R.U.S.T.” It’s a way to pray and dialogue with God throughout the day.
Fellowship with the Holy Spirit
1. Thank You
“Thank you, Holy Spirit, for your presence in me. Thank you that you’re always with me.” (2 Cor. 3:17-18; c.f. John 14:17)
2. Release revelation
“God, I want to know you more. Reveal Your heart, word, and purpose towards me.” (Eph. 1:17-19)
3. Use me
“Thank you, Holy Spirit, for Your gifts and for Your desire to release them in me. Lord, lead me in my speech and into divine appointments and opportunities.” (1 Cor. 12:7)
4. Strengthen me
“Holy Spirit, thank you for Your fruit in my life. Reveal your love, peace, patience, and self-control in me.” (Eph. 3:16-19; Gal. 5:22-23)
5. Teach me
“Holy Spirit, teach me Your ways. I love Your ways and Your thoughts. Help me to understand the Word of God, the Bible” (John 14:26; c.f. 1 John 2:27)
You can use the 5 phrases to remind you throughout the day to turn your attention to God. The italicized parts just examples of how you can make it a prayer.
After you say one of the 5 phrases, take a moment dwell and talk to God about what it means. For example, say the first phrase: “Thank you.” You can expand that dialogue and say something like: “God, I thank you that you’re with me today.” And take time to think and meditate on that. It can take as little as a few seconds or a few minutes.
You can go on to the next phrase or stop there. There are no rigid rules. What matters is that you take the time to turn your attention to God.
Eventually, you’ll understand more what each phrase means. If you want, you can look up the Scriptures now that go along with each one to get a deeper understanding and appreciation for the relationship that God is inviting you into.