I love getting to know the Holy Spirit. Most people don’t realize He is a person you can get to know. I want to share with you one thing I have learned about Him and how he leads people.
The Holy Spirit is never stressed out.
One way I can tell if I am not walking closely with Him is when I noticed I am stressed out. When I draw close to Him the stress eventually leaves. It’s an amazing phenomena but nothing seems to bother Him. He is a very restful person. This is why we can enter rest ourselves.
Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. Hebrews 4:1 (NASB)
Are you stressed out like I am? Work hard to become restful! Yes, that is what I said, “Work hard to become rested. That is what the Bible says.
“Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell] Hebrews 4:11 (AMP)
Rest is not inactivity – it is Holy Spirit directed activity. Working harder will only produce the same stressed out results. So we enter rest by working hard to stay in the presence of the Holy Spirit.
So hang around the Holy Spirit. Work hard at it. Remember, the devil is always working to affect your rest. So when you are stressed out like me work even harder to rest in the Holy Spirit.