On Sunday nights we are praying together as a church, and one of the major notes in all of our times together is our enjoyment and seeking of God in the person of His Spirit. We glorify Christ together, and we do it in the Holy Spirit–in fact, we do it by the empowering of the Spirit, by the direction of the Spirit, indwelt with the Spirit, and in the unity of the Spirit. Really, if you haven’t come yet, you should join us.
Along those lines, I just read this and figured I’d share it:
I am convinced that the Spirit in Paul’s theology was always thought of in terms of the personal presence of God. The Spirit is God’s way of being present, powerfully present, in our lives and communities as we await the consummation of the kingdom of God. Precisely because he understood the Spirit as God’s personal presence, Paul also understood the Spirit always in terms of an empowering presence; whatever else, for Paul the Spirit was an experienced reality.
–Gordon Fee, in God’s Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul