The Power of the Holy Spirit May 21 Reflection

The Power of the Holy Spirit May 21 Reflection

The Power of the Holy Spirit

 

 


Have you ever thought of calling on God through the power of the Holy Spirit to come into your life and assist you?
We hear a lot about the Holy Spirit, after all, Jesus promised to send his followers a helper after he returned to the Father. We hear of the transformation of the disciples from fear to courage when the Holy Spirit descends on them. They went from hiding in a room to boldly proclaiming the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and challenging the people “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” [Acts 2:38]
So, why are we slow to call on the help of the Holy Spirit? Awareness has a key role. Mary our Mother was deeply aware of the Holy Spirit, and with the disciples in the upper room prayed and called upon the Holy Spirit to come into the world.
I invite you now, to take a few moments, to look inward and become aware of the areas of your life you need a little help. It maybe a relationship needs healing. Do you experience tensions with a family member, friends or work relationships? Invite the Holy Spirit to bring reconciliation and a deeper peace to those relationships. It maybe that you are feeling stressed out and fearful, notice those triggers: finance; work; health, Covid-19. No matter what the concern of your heart is, we can call on God, though the power of His Holy Spirit to assist us in our moments of need.
I encourage you now, to adopt a posture of welcome and call on the Holy Spirit; It is the Lords free gift to us.
Each of us are negotiating a challenging and stressful time over this Covid 19 Pandemic. We believe in a God who has not left us alone and offers us the strength we need to embrace it. We have hope. St. Paul’s prayer, in a letter to the Romans beautifully draws our heads and hearts to this reality:
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13.