When I was still young in faith, I found it difficult to understand who the Holy Spirit was. I knew that Jesus was the Son of God and what He did on the cross and His resurrection. I knew the Father who we most often refer to as "God" as creator and provider. However, the Spirit was the godhead who I was inclined to attribute everything else about God that I couldn't understand. I also sense that many Christians rarely elevate Him in their worship by fear of over-spiritualising what they perceive to be an act of God in their life, or fear of being wrong about His role. The result is we fail to rightly worship the Spirit whose role is described in John 16:4-15
Jesus says that He (the Spirit) will convict the world concerning sin, righteousness and judgement, and that He (the Spirit) will guide us into all the truth and glorify Him (Jesus).
Looking back to the season of my coming to faith (around 2010-2011), I realize how much of my journey of faith is attributed to the work of the Spirit of God: how my interest of the Christian faith grew, how I increasingly felt concerning the broken things on my heart and in my life and the need for a true and earnest resolution, reshaping my worldviews, and most importantly at that time how I viewed friendships and relationships. It is amazing what the Holy Spirit did in my life, and I praise Him for opening my blind eyes, and even to this date as He increases my affection for Jesus my saviour and friend. When reading v7, Jesus says that "it is to your advantage that I (Jesus) go away" which seems quite foolish at first. The disciples were probably shocked to hear this since what could be better to have the Lord Himself in their midst! But since we know of the resurrection, we see that Jesus rose to the Father's right hand in order to give place to the "Helper" who will indwell His people as promised (Joel 2:28), and to be with us through tribulations and all joys as He sanctifies us.
Holy Spirit, thank you for indwelling us and convicting us of the Truth concerning the risen Christ! We thank you for your empowering presence in guiding us and illuminating our minds and hearts to His beauty. Thank you that we were not left as orphans, but rather left in Your good care. You are the deposit of our salvation in Christ, the guarantor and seal of our faith. Thank you that You will never leave us, but will be with us until the end of the age when our Savior returns to take us home.