The Holy Spirit is not a force or power that permeates the universe; The Holy Spirit is a personal being, the third person of the trinity, which possesses intellect (cf. 1 Cor. 2:10-11), emotion (cf. Eph. 4:30), and will (cf. 1 Cor. 12:11). We must understand that by saying that He is the third person in the Trinity, that does not mean third in order, but third in the unity of the godhead! That means that the Holy Spirit is able to fulfill His role in the Godhead, because there is nothing that is powerful enough to stop Him from accomplishing that plan. Because the Holy Spirit is a person, He relates to us personally, and not as an indiscriminate force. What He does in our lives is based on the plan and purpose of the Godhead, and He enables us to know who God is, and what He has revealed to us through the pages of the Bible. As we learn to walk in the Spirit (as a child who learns to walk), we become more comfortable with out spiritual acumen, which enables us to know how to implement the Word of God into our lives. All this is because we have a relational God that works in and through us by His Spirit. May we learn to allow the Spirit of God to lead us, through God’s Word, to a life designed to please the Father.