Obedience. That is, believing God and acting on your belief in God.
Obeying God in
everything upon which He puts His finger.
That means not arguing
about it, questioning, doubting it, but if He has pointed out
anything, that you give God the benefit of the doubt, if there is
a doubt. You are obedient.
Any reservation in that trust in God
which leads to implicit obedience, will at once grieve the Holy
Spirit and limit Him.
And do not forget that "grieved" is a love
You cannot grieve anybody who does not love you.
injure them, you may in a way hurt them, but you cannot grieve
You only grieve people who love you, and when it says, "Grieve
not the Holy Spirit" it means: do not do despite to the love of the
Spirit, do not violate the Spirit's love for you.
And that means,
in effect, that you will not for one moment tolerate anything that
the Spirit is against; if you do, you grieve the Spirit and
immediately He is limited.
Obedience to the Spirit is obedience to the love of God and that
is basic to both being filled with and remaining filled with the
~T. Austin Sparks~