Prayer and worship

The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you. – (2 Corinthians 13:14)

While most translate the phrase “fellowship of the Holy Spirit”, I find the phrase “the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit” to be powerful and exciting.

We are brought into a close fellowship with God through “the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit”. Think about the implications of this.

Our fellowship with one another, our connection to each other, is based upon our being draw together because of our friendship with the Spirit. As we are drawn into a more intimate friendship with the Spirit of God, we find ourselves drawn closer and closer to each other.

Prayer : Almighty God, I want to be drawn near to you. I thank you for the extravagant grace of being able to even say such thing. You are holy and majestic, yet you want me to come closer to you. Thank you for inviting me into such an intimate friendship through the Holy Spirit as I commit to be in a closer relationship with other believers who yearn to be drawn near to you. In Jesus’ name I thank you for this grace. Amen.