How to Connect with God
In my previous post, I talked about how thriving as a worship team starts with you, as the worship leader, being personally connected to God in an ongoing relationship.
It’s so easy to hear phrases like “relationship with God” and have them feel ambiguous, so I want to try to make it as simple as possible to understand.At the new birth, the third person of the trinity literally comes and makes His home inside of you. Click To Tweet
In Ephesians 1, Paul tells us that after hearing the Gospel and believing, we then receive the Holy Spirit (Eph 1:13). Paul calls this being marked in Christ or being sealed by the Holy Spirit.
At the new birth, the third person of the trinity literally comes and makes His home inside of you. Your once dead spirit is awakened and made alive in Christ and thus you become “born again” (Jn. 3:3-6). The uncreated God dwelling within you is the core reality of the new birth (1 Cor. 6:17, 1 Jn. 3:8-9).
Most believers know as a concept or fact that they’ve received the Spirit, but what does it really mean that the third person of the trinity dwells within you?What does it really mean that the third person of the trinity dwells within you? Click To Tweet
It’s about Relationship
The new birth emphasizes being born again into a new dimension of connectedness with the Holy Spirit (Jn. 3:4). God didn’t just die on a cross to save you and then leave you here until the day He returns. He gave you His spirit and is longing that you would give yourself to relationship with Him in a very intentional way all the days of your life.
His desire is that you would live your life in constant communion and fellowship with the Indwelling Spirit. This is the glory of every believer, that we have intimate access to God because of the Spirit that has literally tabernacled inside of us. I like to call this reality of communing or talking to the Spirit who dwells within us (2 Cor. 13:14) fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit.
This isn’t a complicated concept; it’s actually so simple that we can overlook it or forget it because of its simplicity.God gave you His spirit and is longing that you would give yourself to relationship with Him in a very intentional way all the days of your life. Click To Tweet
Communing or fellowshipping with the indwelling Spirit isn’t an extra activity that you add to the rest of your Christian faith; it is the meat, the core foundation, that sustains all believers.
Have you stopped lately to recognize His presence living within you? If this is new to you, I encourage you to begin dialoguing with the Holy Spirit. Simply talking to God living within you is essentially what communing and fellowshipping mean.
This reality–an abiding, intimate relationship with Holy Spirit–is the key to taking ourselves and our worship teams to the next level.
Question: In light of this, how would you describe your understanding of and relationship with the Holy Spirit? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.An abiding, consistent relationship with Holy Spirit is the key to taking ourselves and our worship teams to the next level. Click To Tweet
Huge thanks to my friend Jordan Vanderplate for letting me use this photo from the Grand Canyon South Rim. Check out more of his work here.