Duncan Smith

The most important thing I’ve learned as a leader is to inquire of the Lord. I ask myself, ‘Holy Spirit, what would you like to say?’ It’s a practice that has become like muscle memory for me, always checking what the Lord thinks at any moment. Keep developing the ability to listen to the Holy Spirit. We can all grow in how much we ask Him, how much we listen for His prompting, and how much we choose to be obedient to His word.

Clark H Pinnock

It is hard to speak of any of the divine Persons worthily, since they transcend the world and tax the powers of reason. Yet it is easier to speak of Father and Son, if only because of the familiar family imagery employed in these designations. The Spirit, however, presents a unique challenge to speech. How does one render that reality that is wind, fire, breath, life—tangible yet intangible, invisible yet powerful, inexpressible yet intimate, powerful yet gentle, reliable yet unpredictable, personal yet impersonal, transcendent yet immanent?

Alexander MacLaren

There are diversities of operations, but it is the same breath of God, which sometimes blows in the softest pianissimo that scarcely rustles the summer woods in the leafy month of June, and sometimes storms in wild tempest that dashes the seas against the rocks. So this mighty life-giving Agent moves in gentleness and yet in power, and sometimes swells and rises almost to tempest, but is ever the impelling force of all that is strong and true and fair in Christian hearts and lives.

Chris Mathis

You can call it revival. You can have the best advertising. You can have skilful worship and even great preaching. If the presence and power of God aren’t present, no adjective you use to describe what you are promoting will ever be enough to change people. Presence is what qualifies genuine revival. Seek presence, and you will inherit revival.

 

A W Tozer

We must not get the impression that the Christian life is one continuous conflict, one unbroken irritating struggle against the world, the flesh and the devil. A thousand times no. A heart that learns to die with Christ soon knows the blessed experience of rising with Him, and all the world’s persecutions cannot still the high note of holy joy that springs up in the soul that has become the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.

Samuel Logan Brengle

Believe God, and do not obstruct the way of the Holy Ghost, that He may work through you. Ask Him to teach and guide you, that you may not hinder Him in His work. Seek to think His thoughts, to speak His words, to feel His love, and exercise His faith. Seek to be so guided by Him that you will pray when He wants you to pray, sing when He wants you to sing, and last, but not least, be silent when He wants you to be silent.