If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:11 NKJV)
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13 NKJV)
It is important to note that this scripture says, those who ask. It did not say those who wish or desire. Desire is very good and we must start with desire, however we must verbalise our desire by asking. We must formally present our desire to God in prayer.
I indeed baptise you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (Matthew 3:11 NKJV)
God wants us to get to that point where we realise that without him we can do nothing. This is the place complete surrender and absolute dependence and reliance on God.
We need the Holy Spirit more than air and oxygen, and that realisation is actually great wisdom. Wisdom however comes from God.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5 NKJV)
God will keep leading us step by step until we get to that place where we treasure Christ’s Spirit like the hidden treasure in the parables of Jesus. When that man stumbled upon the hidden treasure he forsook all else for the sake of hidden treasure.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field (Matthew 13:44 NKJV)
The Holy Spirit is the one who makes the Kingdom of heaven manifest or visible on earth. He makes you experience the tangible presence of God with heavenly visions and dreams.
Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within us. All we need is to ask God for good things and the greatest good thing is the Holy Spirit and fire.