I don’t know about you, but to me inserting the title of the Almighty before the Holy Spirit just looks odd. Sure, we’ve known from our earliest years, at least on an intellectual level, that the Holy Spirit is God, the third Person of the Blessed Trinity. But, for me, at least, and possibly for you as well, the reality never quite strikes as to what “the Holy Spirit is God” implies.
I think we subconsciously, unintentionally, see this divine Person as a sort of “extra”, or a piece of information about God, but Who’s not the “real deal”. Now I suppose this is somewhat reasonable. After all, in the New Testament, He is not mentioned nearly as often as the Father or Son, and He really only says something once: “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them” (Acts 13:2). Still again, He’s almost more presented as God’s action in creatures rather than God Himself.
So all in all, this leads to a subconscious and unfortunate misrepresentation of Him. He is God, whole and entire. He is a Person, not a force. As the Athanasian Creed says, He is “eternal, infinite, uncreated, almighty, He is Lord, and He is God”.
My dear friends, let us think about this and truly come to grasp what it means, so that we may have a better view of the God Who sanctifies us continually.
And may He, the Holy Spirit, bless you with every blessing.