In one moment the Holy Spirit can move on you.
Because you are saved and a believer, His presence in your life is evidence that you belong to God. The Holy Spirit is a gift that guarantees that you completely belong to Christ. When you have sinned, and satan is tempting you with doubt as to whether or not you are still God’s child, there is a still small voice that says, “Even though you have failed, there is mercy. God loves you.” That’s the Holy Spirit who is acting, because He has sealed you and has given you the gift of His presence.
The Holy Spirit guides us in this topsy-turvy cycle of life and we are virtually helpless in getting spiritually safe guidance and direction in this sinful world unless the Spirit works within us. The Spirit is especially present and active, at crossroads in our life and at turning points in times when we’re making vital decisions that are going to affect us for many days to come. Over and over again, scripture suggests to us that when we open ourselves to God, the Spirit works in us with power and we can trust in Him and rest in His faithful, creative work.
There is a time to rest quietly in His presence and a time to hear His word (“Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). But there is also a time to praise Him with an upraised voice. There is a time to say from the depths of our spirit, “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns” (Rev. 19:6). The Spirit incites us to that kind of worship.
There is a balance between the worship of the Lord and the work of the Lord. It is not the purpose of the Lord to have the Spirit stir us to worship and then leave us there. The Holy Spirit will instill strength in us in the moment of worship, empowering us to do the Lord’s work. The Holy Spirit empowers us to be witnesses, Disciples, Fishers of Men!