just remembered how much she loves the Holy Spirit. our devotions during this whitsun week focus on our most precious paraclete, The Paraclete, the Holy Ghost. my paraclete? how incredible that i have my own advocate. he stands up for me? how embarrassing, how shameful, that my own spirit has become so cool towards Him and his affections -- and yet He interceeds on my behalf! what grace! my own sins that drive Him away, enkindle His compassion and makes Him long even more to return! how can this be? i truly thank God that He mercifully leans into my heart, so that His gentle pressing reminds me of the weight of His unfailing glory.
Give us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, whereby we may have the knowledge of our God! Enlighten the eyes of our heart, that we may know what is the hope of our calling, and what the riches of the glorious inheritance prepared for the saints!
[Eph. i, 17, 18]