As James R White wrote in his work called “The Forgotten Trinity”,
“There is a reason why the Holy Spirit does not receive the same level and kind of attention that is focused upon the Father and the Son: it is not His purpose to attract that kind of attention to himself… One result of this voluntary role of the Spirit in the work of salvation’ is that the evidences of His personality and deity are not as numerous or obvious as those for the Father or the Son. He is not “up front” and is not spoken of as often as the other persons. Some take this as evidence of inferiority, but as we have noted before, difference in function does not indicate inferiority of nature.”
With this being said, we notice that there often is a kind of theological and early pattern within the early Jesus movement’s cultic practices being very dyadic. This structure focused on the work of God in the Son, Messiah, Jesus, which culminated in the atoning death on the cross, ascension, exaltation, and continued session and Vice Regenctcy of Jesus. Over the history of the church, there have also been many theological debates that focused the attention of the church on the status of Jesus as Divine/God/Yahweh/Lord/Son of God. No one has really questioned or doubted the devotion worthy to God the Father. Jesus has been debated and some think of Jesus as a god, view Jesus as worthy of worship alongside the Father. The one even Trinitarians often neglect is the Spirit. How do we include the proper reverence due to the Spirit that is often neglected?
A few years ago, I noticed I was one who was neglecting the cultic reverence of the Spirit in my life. I thought about being a Trinitarian, and only thinking of the work of God in the Son. I thought about it and said to myself, I am a defender of the Doctrine of the Trinity, how is my prayer and religious devotion to God binary/dyadic and not more Triune in practice. This is when I began to read the book I mentioned earlier by James R White. He offered some good ideas on how to recognize the work of the Spirit more in your daily walk with God and how to include Him more in our worship/devotional practice.
For one, what do we do without the breath of God? This may seem like a weird question but in the languages of the Bible, Holy Spirit means/is..
—1. רוּהַ breeze, breath:
Koehler, L., Baumgartner, W., Richardson, M. E. J., & Stamm, J. J. (1994–2000). The Hebrew and Aramaic lexicon of the Old Testament (electronic ed., p. 1198). Leiden: E.J. Brill.
-2. πνεῦμα/ἅγιον πνεῦμα
⑤ God’s being as controlling influence, with focus on association with humans, Spirit, spirit
Because of its heavenly origin and nature this Spirit is called (the) Holy Spirit (cp. PGM 4, 510 ἵνα πνεύσῃ ἐν ἐμοὶ τὸ ἱερὸν πνεῦμα.—Neither Philo nor Josephus called the Spirit πν. ἅγιον; the former used θεῖον or θεοῦ πν., the latter πν. θεῖον: Ant. 4, 118; 8, 408; 10, 239; but ἅγιον πνεῦμα Orig. C. Cels 1, 40, 16).
Arndt, W., Danker, F. W., Bauer, W., & Gingrich, F. W. (2000). A Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament and other early Christian literature (3rd ed., p. 834). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
The Holy Spirit is a personal Eternal personal force that draws and comforts the believer. As the promised helper that Jesus promised, he guides us when we fall short, encourages us when down, and gives us life daily in every breath. In a sense, the action of the Holy Spirit of God is the most prevalent and imminent aspect of God that we experience daily. In a very real yet mystical way, the Spirit is self-evident in every breath we take. Sometimes, taking time out to think about what we may frequently neglect, you come to realize the reality that was forgotten or neglected is more evident than you ever realized.
When it comes to invoking or including the Spirit in one’s devotional or prayers, think more about the fact that within your prayer life, you include more or less the Spirit in your thoughts. For one, the Spirit is what drew us to Christ’s adoption offered to us in his blood. This act is one that brought the Spirit of God to a point that it was released for all who sought Him. In this, Many came to know and experience the Spirit of God and have a renewal of mind and heart to be Christ-centered. These actions can be revered and honored with a more consistent attitude of awareness of the work of the Spirit in the life of the Church and individuals in their daily walk. In the Spirit, we have more than we may think to be grateful of.
James R. White. Forgotten Trinity, The (p. 139). Kindle Edition.