One of the greatest truths that I share in our Ignite the Supernatural Conferences is that the Holy Spirit will never be real through you until He is real to you. It’s not enough to just know about Him. We can actually know the Holy Spirit. There is a place of relationship that will allow us to know Him in such an intimate way that will cause Him to become so very real in each and every aspect of our lives.
Evidently, the great evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman who was used mightily by the Holy Spirit in the Gifts of Healings had tapped into this type of intimacy. She often said, “He is more real to me than you are.” The pastor who was very instrumental in stirring up my passion for the Holy Spirit, B.B. Hankins, would often say, “I wouldn’t cross the street without the Holy Spirit.” Consequently, this intimacy would allow the Holy Spirit to permeate our services in my home church in West Columbia, Texas.
My longing is to know the Holy Spirit in a greater, more intimate way. My longing isn’t based upon a desire to be used by Him. The through me is just a byproduct of the to me. The through me will always FOLLOW the to me.
Holy Spirit, I do long to know you in a greater way today!