Movement of the Spirit
There are several metaphors used in the New Testament to describe the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit came upon Jesus in the form of a dove. The Holy Spirit came into the upper room in the form of fire. The Holy Spirit is likened unto wind…
“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)
You can sense and discern the move of God’s Spirit, but you cannot see it nor predict it. Speaker and Author, Sarah Bowling describes it as, “an elusive perception of a infinite reality.” This mysterious quality of the moving of the Holy Spirit also implies that you could miss it.
Able to notice
Have you ever been somewhere and sensed God’s presence only to find out that others around you were totally oblivious? The Holy Spirit was touching your heart, yet others seem unmoved and unaffected.
How can it be that one person can experience a dynamic touch of God’s Spirit while someone right next to them does not? No doubt there have been times when you may have missed what God was doing. He was touching others, they were sensing His presence, and yet you felt dull in your senses.
“… those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern…” (Hebrews 5:14)
In other words, in order to discern spiritual things you must have your spiritual senses developed. Developing your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit comes from desiring to be a part of what he is doing. There will be many things that God will be doing by his Spirit today, so be determined to not miss any of it!