New! Weekly Encouragement Video.
Every Monday (because don’t we all just love Mondays?), I am going to be doing an encouraging word (2-short minutes!) via video. Hope you like them!
POST: Relying on the Spirit
The alarm clock goes off.
The bible happens.
The kids wake up.
Grace and lunch is served.
Grace, dinner and bed.
Sometimes, I can live my life in routine. I can go through the motions. I can live on auto-pilot.
But, did you know?
In a way, the kingdom has already come – in your own heart?
Can you grasp how transformational this is?
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Jo. 14:23
We. Will. Come.
Who is we? Christ. The Spirit. One – living in us.
They don’t live in some corner of the attic, but they have moved straight into our living rooms. All the areas of our lives where we live – every corner and every crevice.
They have made their home in us.
They have settled in, taken over and we work their power out.
They’ve come to clean us up and to root love deep down.
They throw out the lies written on the walls of our heart, with the truth that is them.
Like blood, they are the sustenance that works through us. They keep pumping strength, courage and meaning.
This is why we are instructed to operate by the Spirit and not the flesh.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Gal. 5:16
– verifies light, love and the Word of God. Our flesh verifies feelings, shame and regret.
– prepares our way, in today, so that Christ is always at play.
– gets all things in order for the big day of Christ’s return.
– decorates our interior with the presence of God.
– confirms that one day we will walk into our eternal home complete in Christ Jesus.
– welcomes God in as our prized guest, he gets the best seat at our table called life.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? 1 Cor. 16:9
It is the works that pour out from the temple that will survive the fire.
Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. 1 Cor. 3:13
I want the fire of God to be lit in me, so that the fire of God will reveal quality in my life.
Lord, let me understand the power of the Spirit that you have placed within me. Rightfully place my eyes on the power of Christ. Let me go knowing the extreme presence that you have imparted in my innermost being. Let me not live in routine, but solely by the power of your Spirit at work in me. Give me eyes to see and to walk with you.