Holy Spirit

The Spirit of Power and Love – Samuel Bolton

The Spirit of Power and Love – Samuel Bolton

In the Gospel, the Spirit is not a Spirit of bondage and fear, but a Spirit of power and of love.
(see Romans 8:15, 2 Timothy 1:7)

– Samuel Bolton –
from The True Bounds of Christian Freedom, 1645

Seek God Alone – John Wesley

Seek God Alone – John Wesley

In using all means, seek God alone. In and through every outward thing, look only to the power of His Spirit, and the merits of His Son.

– John Wesley –

Understanding the Bible – Oswald Chambers

There are tremendous thoughts expressed in God’s Book, and unless we have learned to rely on the Holy Spirit we shall say, “Oh, I shall never understand that.” But the Holy Spirit understands it, and as we recognize that and rely on Him, He will work it out, whether we consciously understand or not.

– Oswald Chambers –
from the book If You Will Ask


Thanksgiving Draws Our Hearts to God – Andrew Murray

Let us thank God heartily as often as we pray that we have His Spirit in us to teach us to pray. Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him; it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts.

– Andrew Murray –


Love is a Work of the Spirit – John Preston

The love of God is peculiarly the work of the Holy Ghost … Therefore the way to get it is earnestly to pray. … We are no more able to love the Lord than cold water is able heat itself … so the Holy Ghost must breed that fire of love in us, it must be kindled from heaven, or else we shall never have it.

– John Preston –
1587-1628