“When we have the Holy Spirit we have all that is needed to be all that God desires us to be.”
— A. W. Tozer (1897–1963)
O Lord, in the heavens and with us on earth,
This thought about now gives us an awe-filled mirth,
This thought presents us with a wonderful reality,
In Jesus Christ is salvation’s finality.
O Lord, my God, why have me saved?
When it was never my desire—but you ever so craved!
Knowing and loving me before even my conception,
Giving me the chance to receive the Holy Spirit’s reception.
O Lord, my Rock, on whom I depend,
On whom, when I’m wise, I receive the strength you lend,
To rest in your strength is to rely on you now,
You, in your Spirit, have everything to endow.
O Lord, my Power, through the Holy Spirit in me,
In whom you give me everything that I need to be,
I know this in faith—accepting my lot,
Your desire’s matched in all I’ve got!
We are the ones who are found complaining for what we haven’t got, ever looking over the fence, coveting the lovely plush grass of our neighbour. We may hardly spend any time recognising, that, through the Holy Spirit, we have everything needed (already) to become the person God has destined us to become.
The Greatest Simplicity of Approach to Life
When we genuinely comprehend, that, in the Holy Spirit, we have everything we need life becomes simple again, for it was always simple.
We make life complex at our covetousness.
But when we bless God by gratitude for the things we were born with, and for those faculties of sense helping us to receive the message and gifts of grace, the Holy Spirit reveals to us the Living Truth for Life.
Contentedness is closer than we think.
Yet we characteristically look too far and miss it in the looking.
God has a plan for each of our lives—a myriad of possibilities within the choices we have. There are easily discernible choices we can make where we see the Holy Spirit fundamentally involved.
In God is everything we will ever need. Through the Presence of the Holy Spirit within us, we have the wherewithal to become what God has willed us to become.
When we start with God, putting the Lord first in all we do, we end up in a place of true spiritual contentment, because we realise everything important is under God and everything fleeting and fanciful isn’t.
© 2012 S. J. Wickham.