After God created the universe, He formed man (male and female) and made them overseers of His creation.
As seen in Genesis 3:8-9, God intended to have a close relationship with them.
They heard Yahweh God’s voice walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you? Genesis 3:8-9
However, that was not to be so as they disobeyed Him leading to their banishment.
To restore the broken relationship with man, God sent His son, Jesus. His mission involved dying to atone the sins of man.
After accomplishing His mission, Jesus returned to the father. Then they sent the Holy Spirit to help believers, in Christ, walk according to the will of God.
The role of the Holy Spirit, therefore, is to help you, a believer in Christ, maintain a close relationship with God as He had initially planned, and thereby accomplish the purpose for which He created you.
Below are four benefits of walking in the Holy Spirit?
Power over Sin
Once you receive the Holy Spirit, He sets up His home in you and becomes your aide.
Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 1 Corinthians 6:19
The presence of the Holy Spirit equips you, among other things, self-control. He heightens your awareness of sin as well as fans your desire to please God. Likewise, He convicts you of your wrongdoing whenever you go astray and nudges you towards repentance.
Helps you to Develop Godly Virtues
When you walk with the Holy Spirit, He helps you live and relate with people according to God’s will.
You’re able to walk in goodness and faithfulness, have patience and self-control, experience joy, and peace even under unfavorable circumstances.
The Holy Spirit will also help you to understand God’s unconditional love, and this will help you to treat people with kindness, gentleness, and grace.
The truth is dealing with people is hard, and it is only the spirit of God that can enable us to be gracious to others.
Activate Spiritual Gifts
All the children of God are endowed with a spiritual gift(s). The gifts differ because the spirit gives as he wills.
Now, when you create room for the Holy Spirit to dwell in you, He activates the gift and enables you to use it in a manner that glorifies God.
If you don’t know your spiritual gift, ask God to reveal it to you. You can also take online tests to determine which gift God has given you if you’re not sure.
Freedom From Fear and Worry
With the many challenges, trials, and tribulations that are part and parcel of life, you can quickly lose focus. The enemy stages these oppositions to toss your faith, hoping you’ll lose grip on the truth.
When you get caught up with his schemes instead of the word God you end up being fearful.
But God has not given us the spirit of fear.
For you didn’t receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father! Romans 8:15
When you walk with the Holy Spirit, He helps you overcome challenges by constantly reminding you about the promises of God.
He gives you confidence and assurance to face whatever life throws at you. Hence fear and worry never get a chance to take root.
To sum it up
The benefits of walking in the Holy Spirit are immense. On top of helping you stick on the straight and narrow path, He empowers you to live boldly.
You can count on the Holy Spirit to help you attain your highest potential and fulfill God’s purpose for your life.