Today I read in Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology about the Holy Spirit manifesting His presence by an atmosphere of peace and joy. Among so many other things the Holy Spirit imparts––wisdom, truth, righteousness, glory, freedom, power, unity, and an awareness of our belonging to Christ––I love thinking about the peace and joy of God.
I want the atmosphere around me to radiate the peace and joy of the Holy Spirit. I think about the atmosphere of my home, workplace, church, and any gathering places where I go. I pray that the Holy Spirit manifests all the peace and joy possible here.