Do each of us have a relationship with the Holy Spirit?
I am reading a book on the Holy Spirit, learning a great deal of information about the Holy Spirit and how vital it is for our faith that persons have a relationship with the Holy Spirit. I talk to and pray to God but do I pray to God as the Holy Spirit? Maybe I do and I don’t know that I do but I’m not sure. I have experienced the awesome healing power of the Holy Spirit on a number of occasions so I guess that means that I at least have somewhat of a relationship with the Holy Spirit. In the book Alan Schreck said that those who are baptized experience a rebirth, a rebirth in the Holy Spirit. It is up to us whether our relationship with the Holy Spirit flourishes or fades.
4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.