02_The Love Relationship, The Mystery of the Holy Spirit – Premium Content

The Holy Spirit is the intelligent love that connects everything in the universe. He is always active, always creating, always revealing, always incarnating in us, and always resurrecting. Where is he? “The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit” (John 3: 8). Mysterious. Unpredictable. You only “see” him by his effects.

So, then, how do we see and hear the Holy Spirit? Jesus tells us there are two conditions.

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L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)


O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)

Obedience in love is the requirement for hearing the Holy Spirit speak to us and to seeing His activity in and around us. Where has He spoken to you about obedience through this episode? What do you want to say to Him about that? 

V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)

Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.

E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth. Amen. +

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What We Discussed | Show Notes


Minutes 00:00-12:00 –  Jesus models how to hear and see God working; how not to hear the HS; God takes the initiative

Minutes 12:01-24:00 – “If you love me, keep my commandments”; an obedience problem is a love problem is a hearing problem

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – love relationship is the key; unforgiveness as a block to hearing and seeing the HS

Minutes 36:01-48:00 – authority issues as a block to hearing and seeing the HS


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