In the church year, this upcoming Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. We remember the pouring out of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 and that the church is born. This week’s Soul Food for Friday features Holy Spirit quotes to feed your spirit.
“In the same way that our breathing oxygen releases energy in our bodies, God’s breathing into us releases the energy of his Spirit in our lives. God breathed into a lump of clay on the sixth day of creation and Adam came to life. We need God to breathe into us and bring us life.” — Mike Breen and Walt Kallestad, A Passionate Life
“Life a life of Spiritual Adventure. Much like a wild goose the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to pursue the Spirit’s leading through life.” — Mark Batterson, Wild Goose Chase
“Jesus promised his followers that “The Strengthener” would be with them forever. This promise is no lullaby for the faint-hearted. It is a blood transfusion for courageous living.” — E. Paul Hovey
“The Holy Spirit has called me through the gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, and sanctified and kept me in the true faith.” — Martin Luther
“The Holy Spirit says: You are it. You are God’s plan. In a thirsty world, people need to be refreshed. It is a broken world, and people need to be healed. Now get out there and do it!” — John Ortberg
“One day I was in an airport rushing to catch a plane. I was sweating and puffing when I looked to my right and saw a man walking half as fast as I was, but going faster. He was walking on a moving sidewalk. When we walk in the Spirit, eh comes underneath us and bears us along. We’re still walking, but we walk dependent on him.” — Tony Evans
“When we pray for the Spirit, we are not praying for an answer; we are praying for God to enter us, to fill us with his presence, his thoughts, and his words.” — James Bryan Smith, Richard J. Foster, Lynda L. Graybeal, A Spiritual Formation Workbook
“O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart, enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling, and scatter there they cheerful beams.” — St. Augustine
“The Holy Spirit is to: Fill us with the Father’s strength to sustain what life will bring. To be our advocate, speaking to the Father when we don’t have the words. To be our teacher, exposing the Word of God and helping us to hear His voice. To be our guide to come alongside us in the difficult moments of life.” — Frank VanderZwan
“For the writers of Scripture, the Spirit was not primarily a doctrine but an experience.” — John Johnson
“God has put you in a position of power and influence in the world in order that you work in tandem with the inside out power of the Holy Spirit to fulfill God’s purposes: to set free, to bring good news, to lift burdens, to pardon, to give sight to the blind for justice and mercy.” — Kim Engelmann
“If we want to live healthy relationships, according to biblical standards, it is done in the fullness of the Spirit.” — Stuart Briscoe
“We receive the same Spirit-breathed Word and access to God in the Spirit by which Christ resisted Satan in the desert and at Gethsemane.” — Leopoldo A. Sanchez
“Through the Holy Spirit, every Christian has access to the power of God in Christ. Not power like in The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Not power like that which the nations of the world have struggled to gain or maintain. Not power like the oomph behind the bats of Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa. But power more like the power of the Energizer Bunny, the power to keep going and going no matter what the circumstances.” — Billy D. Strayhorn
“Everybody wants confidence but you don’t find it in self help books. You find confidence in the Holy Spirit.” — Rick Warren
“Because the Holy Spirit is God, we feel Him as He controls our circumstances and transforms our lives. When He does that, He uses us. He melts us in relationships. He molds us in the pursuit and the direction of His will. He fills us with power and the perseverance to keep at it. He uses as He controls our circumstances and transforms our lives. Ask the Spirit of God to use you, just as you are, with the gifts and abilities that He’s given you. Secure in the confidence that God is in control of your life, you will be free to serve Him with joy and effectiveness.” — Chuck Swindoll
“We are Clark Kent, but with the Holy Ghost we become Superman.” — Michel Clerkley
“Everywhere you go, you’ll find the Holy Spirit creating beauty, revealing truth, manifesting goodness, and stirring a hunger for the reality of God.” — Steve Brown, What Was I Thinking?
“The Holy Spirit wants to be our life coach. He comes to us as the ultimate mentor and coach and guide for all our days, not just as someone’s who only there when we desperately need him in time of crisis or in time of major decision. God wants us to consult him even in the most ordinary of days. Are you willing to make the consistent and on-going effort to listen for the Spirit’s voice — and do you really want to hear what God has to say to you?” — Nancy Beach
What words about the Holy Spirit are feeding your soul? What is He calling you to be and to do?