Make Room for the Holy One

Ben CerulloBy Ben Cerullo2 Minutes

Have you ever experienced a faith encounter so real and powerful you can never forget what took place? It may have been your salvation experience where you first put your faith in Jesus. It may have been when you were baptized with the Holy Spirit, or when you surrendered to the Lordship of Christ, presenting yourself as a living sacrifice to God. In that moment, you knew the Holy One was with you.

Here’s the good news God has for us. “For thus says the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones’” (Isaiah 57:15). God’s holiness always expresses itself to us in overwhelming love, and it never changes. The Holy One looks to dwell in the heart of the man or woman who is of humble and contrite heart—the one who makes Jesus Lord.

God loves a humble spirit, and for good reason. If self is on the throne of your life, there is no room for God. He cannot dwell within you. It is when you are conscious of your sin and weakness that the Holy One comes in and gives you Himself. By faith, Jesus is revealed to the contrite soul, and He comes to take possession and revive the heart.

When you know your weakness, God will give you power. When you know your emptiness, He will fill you with His Spirit. If you feel the deep humiliation of the conviction of sin, the only source of healing is in the wonderful indwelling of the Holy One. Surrender everything in your heart today, and let God fill you with the power of His presence.