Friday, 25 September 2015
A true servant of God seeks to make the Word of God fully known. Apostle Paul was commissioned for this task and had done well because Christ was in him. Praise the Lord!
The Holy Spirit is the very presence of God within us. With His help, we are building Christ’s church on earth so that the world may see His will being done on earth as it is in heaven. We are commissioned to execute His will - here and now. Thanks be to God!
The Holy Spirit reminds us of Jesus’ words; He convicts us of sin; He shows us God’s righteousness and through us, He brings glory to Christ.
Jesus said that His followers show their love for Him by obeying Him. Love is action. It is commitment and conduct. If we love Christ, then we will want to show it by obeying what He says in His Word. Love and faithfulness are important character qualities. Both involve actions as well as attitudes. A loving person not only feels love; he or she also acts loyally and responsibly. Thoughts and words are not enough – our lives reveal whether we are truly loving and faithful. The Spirit helps us to live according to God’s will.
As we study the Bible, we can trust the Holy Spirit to plant truth in our mind. The Spirit helps us to align our thoughts to accomplish God’s purposes. He reminds us if we stray from it. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus - Christ has offered us freedom from sin and power to do His will. Hallelujah!
The Spirit of Christ is the power behind the rebirth of every Christian. He gives us the power we need to live the Christian’s life.
Dear Father God,
Help me to receive the wholeness You have for me. Liberate me from anything in me and around me that is not Your will for my life.
Thank You for the gift of Your Holy Spirit in me. Help me NOT to restrict the Spirit’s flow moving in and through me, changing me into Your likeness and touching others for Your kingdom.
Your Spirit in me is a ‘fountain of water springing up into everlasting life’ (John 4:14).
Thank You that You give us access to Your power for Your purposes.
The Church of Jesus Christ can do great things for You – not by human strength but by the power of Your Spirit.
Continue to fill us with truth and understanding. We cannot see the truth without the Holy Spirit working in us and through us. You will guide Your church with Your counsel and afterward receive us to glory (Psalm 73:24).
Lead us always in the way of Your truth.
In Jesus’ name I pray.
Lam Yee Ling