Pieces of the Holy Spirit

The concept of the holy spirit has always been a difficult one for me to understand.  Many of us grow up learning about the trinity; but maybe that is the end of the line.  Or we speak in tongues; i.e. have received the gift of the holy spirit.

What is it really?

I find this subject to be longer than a piece.  I welcome discussion.

Pieces of Joy

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I’ve personally found that gratitude and joy go hand in hand.  One seems to bring out the other and in turn, we are better able to dedicate our time and energy to wherever God wants it to be.

Psalm 138 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. …

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith…

1 Peter 1:8  Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory…

Pieces of Following

Charles S. Stanley:  “God has an answer to anything and everything you or I may face.  God is pleased and honored when we choose to go in any direction He leads us.”

Matthew 16:24  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.