Monday, October 29, 2012

The Holy Spirit

But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)  And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. ~ Romans 8:9-10

I am doing a study of The Holy Spirit with a friend of mine.  I am learning so much about The Holy Spirit. More than I have ever thought.  Christ is in us through the Holy Spirit.  That was a lot for me to take in.  I mean I read it but then I really thought about it.  Christ is living within me. I felt like I didn't deserve that kind of gift.

But, I have accepted Christ into my life and therefor my body.  Knowing that makes me think twice about doing things I used to do with no thought of God.  Cussing, not telling the truth, even gluttony!!  If we are all temples of God, I thought I had better start acting like it.  I think if God lives within me, I better start acting like it.

God, thank you for giving me the Holy Spirit.  Although I think I am not worthy of having the Spirit live within me, the Bible says that I am.  I pray that I will continue to have The Holy Spirit lead my life.  It's hard to imagine that I will one day be in Heaven, but Your word says I will.  And for that, I thank you and praise you.  Amen

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