“If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”
John 14:15-17

We’ll never experience any real success in life without the help of the Holy Spirit. He’s the One who communicates to us the will of God for our lives. He’s the One who shows us the paths that will lead to our divine destiny. The Amplified Bible calls Him our Comforter, our Counselor, our Helper, our Intercessor, our Advocate, our Strengthener and our Standby. Jesus said He is the One who will teach us all things (John 14:26).

If we encounter a problem, it’s the Holy Spirit who gives us wisdom so we know what to do. If we find ourselves ensnared in some kind of trouble, He reveals the truth that will make us free. When we’re weak, He strengthens us. When we see what to do but can’t do it on our own, He takes hold together with us and helps us.

The more attuned we are to the voice of the Holy Spirit and the more we are led by Him, the more victory we’ll experience in our lives.

That’s one reason we must so earnestly endeavor to continually walk in love. Love puts us in position to be controlled by the Holy Spirit.

In John 14 through 16, where Jesus gave His final instructions to His disciples before He went to the cross, we see the command of love mentioned repeatedly throughout the Lord’s teaching on the Holy Spirit. Clearly, there is a connection between the two. Since the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of love, when we step out of love, we are stepping out of His flow. We are interrupting our connection with Him.

When we disobey the command of love, He is hindered in His ministry to us.

We simply can’t afford to let that happen. We need the Holy Spirit’s help too much. We need Him to help us meet the needs of our families. We need Him to help us plan our schedules and deal wisely with the challenges we face every day. We need Him to constantly guide us so we can avoid the traps and snares of the devil.

That’s why we must do what it takes to keep our ears open to His voice, our hearts sensitive to His leadings, and ourselves in position to be controlled by Him. That’s why we must be diligent to live the life
of love. 

Gloria Copeland is internationally known as an author, teacher and minister of the gospel. She and her husband, Kenneth, co-founded Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Fort Worth, Texas in 1967. Gloria preaches worldwide the truth and freedom she has found in God, sharing honest, straightforward messages about how the Word of God has taken her from a life of failure and defeat to a life of victory. As a wife, mother, grandmother and vice president of an international ministry, Gloria is well-acquainted with the challenges people face today and is well-equipped to show them where to find answers to success and the fulfillment of God’s plan for their lives.