Here is something I gathered this morning,
Sometimes I treat the Holy Spirit like He is just this ball of positive energy and that everything I say and do must be encouraging, kind and non-offensive.
Have you ever touched a ball of energy? I know of people who died from touching live wires. I also know people who survived. I know a man who was electrocuted twice and struck by lightning, also twice. He lives still but not one person I know would trade their life for his. He suffers greatly yet He shares the love of Christ every chance he gets.
I made a mistake and touched an electric appliance with wet hands. It shocked and weakened my whole body for about a half hour. I learned my lesson. Oh, did I? Up to now, yes. Will I ever make that mistake again? All I can say is, I hope not.
I believe in treating people the way I want to be treated. That is a biblical command, and written in the Old and New Testaments.
The kindest words the Holy Spirit will ever say are words of truth. If truth offends me, I’m the one with the problem, not Him.
God will never apologize to me for the hard things He says to me and many times He uses people to communicate His words.
What will I do with that?
I guess we all have to learn how to communicate well.
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)