One of my professors, Dr. Michael Horton, said recently that the way you know the Holy Spirit is at work in your life is if you find a growing longing in your heart for Jesus' return.
You see this longing described in God's Word:
Philippians 1:23: My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8: So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
Revelation 22:20: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
Jesus is coming back for those who are eagerly waiting for Him: Hebrews 9:28: . . . so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
May we long more deeply for Him and His return, and may we be found among those who are eagerly waiting for Him.
For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather