“Yes, even as we reside as sin-filled people in a sin-sick world, God offers us the Holy Spirit to watch over our lives in ways we don’t expect or deserve. Inviting his empowering presence, however, is a matter of the will and a reflection of the heart. If we deliberately avoid or reject his presence his presence, he will flee from us. It is our daily choice to invite him in–come, Holy Spirit!

Stephen A. MacchiaBecoming a Healthy Disciple36.