Matthew 19:17

And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

This opening statement of Jesus when someone tried to ascribe the things that he was doing to himself contains a great lesson for us to learn. Who is the one doing the good things in your life?

Jesus was telling the person that was calling him good that he was not the one doing these works by himself. It was the Father, through the Holy Ghost that was doing all these works.

If you have ever given an offering, did an act of kindness, helped someone that made them look at you as an angel, being the shoulder that they could cry on, etc., you might have done that because the Holy Ghost laid it on your heart.

All the works that you do in your life, came from the strengthening of the Holy Spirit. The more you realize it, the better you are able to stay off the path of pride.

Each time we tell people, you know I did this. You know I did that. We forget the power of the Holy Ghost.

Philippians 2:13

 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

The working of the father comes from where? In you of course. “ we can of ourselves do nothing.”

As you progress in life to achieve the things that God has planned for your life, don’t forget to return back the glory to who deserves it. Knowing that your goodness is coming from the Holy Spirit. As you follow his leading step by step, people will begin to look at you as an exceptional person. They see the goodness in you, not the person doing the goodness in you.

I was discussing with a co-worker today about certain things which I had achieved. I easily flowed jumping off from sentence to another. I filled my co-worker’s mind with that. As I talked, I got a caution in my Spirit, “give me the glory.”

I realized that you and I can’t do anything of our own unless the Holy Spirit strengthens us.

The spirit of God  strengthens you and empowers you to do what you’re supposed to do.

Psalms 27:1: The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Always remember that it is not you who is doing it,  but the spirit of God that lives in you. This understanding is one of the killers of pride in the life of a child of God. Pride comes when we forget God and praise ourselves alone.

Jesus knew this fact well so he gave the glory to the right person, his Father who was doing the works through the Holy Ghost in his life as he ministered to multitudes on earth.  

God wants us to please him, and he has given us the solution to pleasing him by putting his Holy Spirit in our lives. It is the power of the Spirit of God living inside of you that supplies the grace to do everything. Jesus once asked a very vital question to his disciples.

When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

(Matthew 16:13)

When he threw this question to his disciples, there were several answers that came from them.

 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. (Matthew 16:14)

Their response was based on what people were saying. Jesus is this or that. Let us look at their response below:

  • John the Baptist
  • Elias
  • Jeremi
  • Prophets

Friends, who is the Holy Ghost to you? Are you basing your explanation of who the Holy Spirit is to the experiences of others? Are you busy saying the Holy Ghost is a friend of Desirae? Is the Holy Ghost the one who leads sister Amber? Is the Holy Ghost the who leads brother Hills? Who is the Holy Ghost to you?

While the disciples were gloating over who Jesus is to others, Jesus once again brought the question home.

 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? (Matthew 16:15)

Probably, when this question was asked, steep silence stole the air. They were wondering who Jesus is. We have been with him, heard his teaching, ate with him, and listened intently to his saying and even to his miraculous works. They saw so many miracles, yet this question was unsettling to them. While they lingered on, Peter said:

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. (Matthew 16:16)

Even Jesus commended this perfect answer:

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 16:17)

 You will notice what Jesus said after Peter gave him that superb answer, flesh, and blood did not reveal this to you, but my father which is in heaven.

 It means that the revelation of who the Holy Spirit is in your life must come from God. It is God that must give you that revelation. Whether he is a friend or a business partner or a colleague or a helper in whatever capacity, etc., that insight must come from God. And that is why it is necessary to seek the face of God and know the pattern and the plan of God for your life. It is when you’re able to know the plan and the pattern of God for your life that you will be able to work with the holy ghost. For those whose calling in life is to go into business, the Holy Spirit will be their business partner. For those whose calling is to go into ministry, the Holy Spirit will be their ministry partners. For those whose is calling in life is to be great intercessors, the Holy Spirit is that intercessory partner. For those whose calling is to serve a man of God or a bishop or a prophet, the Holy Spirit will be their greatest partner in service. To know who the Holy Ghost is in your life, first find out the plan of God for your life and align yourself with the spirit of God.

For me I have come to realize that the more obedient you become to the Holy Spirit, the easier it is for you to understand his role in your life. He is more than a friend even if he is a  business partner.

 Now I asked you this final question who do you say that the Holy Ghost is to you? Is he a friend? Or just a partner? Or is he a spirit that’s living inside of you so that you can speak in tongues alone.

One of the greatest prayers that I prayed when I gave my life to Jesus Christ was to find out the purpose of God for my life. I realized that God has a special plan for everyone he has created. The knowledge of that revelation changed my entire life.

My whole perspective of who the Holy Ghost is in my life has changed.

Yesterday, I was walking along a path ridden with weeds.  I was saying something to God outwardly. I heard the Holy Spirit said, “we are close friends we cannot be discussing these things right here.”  And when I went home that evening, I heard, “I Want to talk to you about what you said in the afternoon.”

He brought the same topic again and we talk about it.  I’ve come to know the Holy Spirit in my life to be  more than just a ministry partner. He is also a friend. Not only a friend but a bosom friend.

He is a personality who needs my attention just like any other person would.

Every morning, the moment I opened my eyes, I talk first to the Holy Spirit .

“Good morning, Holy Spirit .”

“How are you doing my son.”  He responded.

“I am fine.”  I answered.

Give the Holy Ghost his rightful place in your life. Don’t take  business decisions, family decisions, etc., without first consulting the your friend and partner — The Holy Ghost.

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