I’ve often heard a sincere question throughout my ministry, “How can I get more of the Holy Spirit in my life?”

The real answer to that question is a basic truth about the third member of the Trinity. The Bible says that we can’t really get “more” of the Holy Spirit. We get all of Him the moment we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior.

Contrary to what some teach, there is no second blessing that comes to a believer. You don’t have to perform some feat to be gifted with the presence of the Holy Spirit. He is a gift from God upon salvation.

Does that mean we walk perfectly from that point on? No, just because we possess the Holy Spirit doesn’t mean we choose to yield to His tug on our hearts or walk with Him. In fact, most Christians possess the Holy Spirit, but never utilize this Agent of change in their lives.

One thing we can have more of is the Holy Spirit’s power in our lives. Instead of trying to live the Christian life in our own strength, we can be filled with the Spirit, which helps us find victory and hope.

You can’t get more of the Holy Spirit, but you can utilize His power in your life. Pray today and yield yourself to His supernatural presence.

We do not use the Holy Spirit. He uses us. — Warren Wiersbe

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder