View Single Post
  #11  
Old Apr 11, '13, 8:33 am
Ad Orientem's Avatar
Ad Orientem Ad Orientem is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: February 22, 2013
Posts: 2,444
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: What does the Holy Spirit feel like?

The Holy Spirit doesn't just give us feelings. He changes our hearts and lives. He makes us desire God, believe in him, love him, and be sorry for sin. He makes us love our neighbor and endure hardship with joy. He gives us special insights about ourselves and others. He helps us to have true confidence that we can be saved. Of course we can resist his influence or put up obstacles, or just be passive and not grow, in which case we will regress. "Feelings" are nice, but not necessary to live a Spirit-filled life. If we depend too much on feelings to follow God, we do not yet love him for his own sake.
Reply With Quote