I love this quote made by Francis Chan in one of his most recent books, "Forgotten God," that says, "If I were Satan and my ultimate goal was to thwart God’s kingdom and purposes, one of my main strategies would be to get churchgoers to ignore the Holy Spirit.” This quote should be such a wake-up call to us, because how much do we forget about the Holy Spirit because we're so distracted by everything else going on around us?
Also, Christ told his disciples in John 16:7 "But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you." In "Forgotten God," he wanted us to recognize the fact that Christ is telling His disciples that it's actually better for us to have the Holy Spirit, our Counselor, with us instead of Jesus himself in physical form. When Christ was on earth, let's face it, life was pretty awesome for everyone who knew Him. So if he's saying that it's actually better that we have the Counselor to guide us rather than Christ in physical form, then life for us should be pretty incredible and challenging! So with that said, i have been really challenged by what he's saying in this book, because honestly, when i think back on the times when i am really listening to the Holy Spirit, it really is the greatest adventure ever, and by far the most amazing and impactful times ever for both me and the others around me.