Living Spirit

15 September 2018
‘I pray that…he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.’

God’s Spirit is alive in us. We know that the world that we live in isn’t perfect, so, in turn, we’re not always the perfect people for Him to work in, and through. However, when we live for Him and pray to have the Holy Spirit in our lives, we can begin to see His power. We can forget that sometimes, in the day-to-day moments that fill our lives, but it really is true. He’s here with us. God has promised that if we ask for the Holy Spirit, He’ll come to us. If we put ourselves in a place to receive Him, He’s there. We have to remember that He’s not always in wind, flames, and miraculous tongues, though. The Holy Spirit is able to give us what we need in any given moment, or season of our life. Sometimes the Spirit is doing huge miraculous things, like bringing Jesus to Mary (Matthew 1:18) and filling people with so much power and joy that they look like they could be drunk (Acts 2). More often, though, He’s in the quiet moments. As well as changing lives in dramatic ways, the Holy Spirit changes our hearts and minds on a daily basis. We’re told that He is the one who helps us feel and show God’s love (Romans 5:5). He teaches us truth, helps us to understand, and keeps our focus on Jesus (John 14:26). He comforts us when we need to know that God is with us (John 14:16). We need to remember to look for Him, and thank Him, for the small things, as well as chase Him in the bigger miracles. When we remember to do that, we’ll start to see the movements of the Spirit in every day.

 

What Now?

Make a list of the big and small ways that the Holy Spirit has been in your life over the past few weeks. If you can think of lots, pray a prayer of thanks. If you can’t think of many/any, pray that you’ll see Him more today.

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