For many men, going to church, attending a Bible study, serving in a ministry, and making an effort to connect with other men are definitely doable things. But embracing a partnership with the Holy Spirit has been something they’ve never pursued.
The Holy Spirit, like a good vacuum cleaner, is not effective unless, in a sense, He is plugged in. God’s Word makes it imperative for God’s man to initiate, cultivate, and maintain a close partnership with the Spirit. Like any strong relationship, this one requires desire, dialogue, and ongoing decisions to work together. If we choose not to pursue the relationship, both God’s man and the Holy Spirit suffer a genuine loss.
Do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by
the way you live. Remember, he is the one who
has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that
you will be saved on the day of redemption.
(EPHESIANS 4:30, NLT)