Stop and think for a moment: if you have been born-again, you have been filled with the Holy Spirit of God. Christian faith has within it a number of truly outrageous ideas. It is my experience that we become so over-familiar with these ideas that we forget how outrageous they are. We believe that God became a human being and lived among us for awhile. We believe that, as a human being, He died and rose again, and ascended to heaven to take His place upon His throne of glory. We believe that, shortly afterwards, He opened up the heavens and sent His Spirit to invade the earth and dwell within His followers. Us.
That is an incredible thought. The Holy Spirit of God dwells within us. In fullness. The same God that created all things, upholds all things, will restore and renew all things, dwells in me. The fire of a billion suns and beyond is exploding within my innermost being, incalculable power beyond measure alive inside of me. Yet, because of the condition of my heart, my mind, and my emotions, I often forget that He is there. I often forget that I enjoy union in the deepest part of my being with the Man from Nazareth.