A human being lives, but he is given life.
There are things we can do to grieve the Holy Spirit. If we do not daily seek Him and cooperate in following where He leads us, our
Christian experience will weaken. We need to remember that God does not force us to do anything, we are always free to disregard His prompting. Two examples of this are (Eph. 4:24-32) and (1Thess. 5:14-19).
If you grieve the Spirit, don’t become discouraged! I cannot stress this enough. Ask God to forgive you, and He will. (1 John 1:9). Then ask God with a sincere heart to fill you anew with the Holy Spirit and he will do that, too (Luke 11:13).
David knew God’s mercy. He had committed the sins of adultery and even murder. He had walked away and committed these terrible acts. Yet when he was convicted of his sin by the Spirit, he turned to God in Prayer. (Ps. 51:9-12)
If you find yourself slipping away stop right there and ask God for help, it is that simple. David did just that and he was forgiven. We serve a wonderful God. And when we fail Him, He will be right there to stop and pick us up.
Ellen White wrote in “Steps to Christ” the heart of God yearns over His earthly children with a love stronger than death. In giving up His Son, He has poured out to us all in one gift. The Saviour’s life and death and intercession, the ministry of angels, the pleading of the Holy Spirit, the Farther working above and through all… all are enlisted in behalf of man’s redemption.
Supporting Scripture; (Eph.3:16-19), (Ps. 103:8-13)
Personal Reflection and Discussion