'And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another counsellor to be with you for ever. The spirit of truth, the world cannot accept him, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be with you'.
The Holy Spirit is truth, He guides us along straight paths, and He helps us live out the will of God. Most of all, He is a promise by Jesus himself. He is a gift that Jesus gives out freely to those who eagerly desire Him and have accepted Jesus into their lives, and know Jesus as their saviour. There is no price for the Holy Spirit
what some people I find, fail to understand is that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is simple. All you have to do is ask and desire it. Jesus says in Luke 11:11 'Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish will give him a snake instead?' Jesus then goes on to say 'how much more will your father in heaven give the holy spirit to those who ask him.' So ask, and seek and it will be given to you.
For me, I simply prayed for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and received it. Just like that, and now it has changed my life; I find scripture speaks more to me, I feel the presence of God in tough situations and I feel guided. Do I recommend it? Of course, you'll be amazed how Jesus can transform your life and work through you. It is like bringing heaven down to Earth, It's a whole new experience and will build you up and certainly will help you grow closer to Jesus.