Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
July 21, 2013
His Spirit Tells Us
"That is what is meant by the Scriptures which say that no mere man has ever seen, heard or even imagined what wonderful things God has ready for those who love the Lord. But we know about these things because God has sent His Spirit to tell us, and His Spirit searches out and shows us all of God's deepest secrets" (1 Corinthians 2:9,10).
For many years, on every populated continent, I have asked millions of Christians this question: "What is the greatest thing that has ever happened to you since you became a Christian?"
The answer invariably has been: "To experience the reality, power, control and fruit of the Holy Spirit." There is no other truth that so transforms the life of the Christian and enables him to be fruitful for the glory of God.
Two strangers were viewing the Niagara whirlpool rapids one day and one said to the other, "Come and I'll show you the greatest unused power in the world."
Taking him to the foot of Niagara Falls, he said, "There is the greatest unused power in the world!"
"Oh, no my friend," came the reply, "not so. The greatest unused power in the world is the Holy Spirit of the living God."
Christ's strength is given to us through the Holy Spirit to meet our every need. How do we receive that strength, that supernatural power?
As Christians, we have the potential within us, in the person of God's Holy Spirit, but sin hinders the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
By confessing all our known sin and appropriating that supernatural power of the Holy Spirit within us, we can, by faith, be filled and continue to be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. Then, according to God's Word, the Holy Spirit ministers to our every need.
When we by faith are filled with the Holy Spirit, He guides us, empowers us, makes us holy, bears witness in our lives, comforts us, gives us joy, gives discernment, bears fruit in and through our lives and gives us spiritual gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ.
Bible Reading: I Corinthians 2:11-16
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: I will by faith appropriate the greatest unused power in the world today, the supernatural power of God's indwelling Holy Spirit who enables me to live a supernatural life. I will share with someone today how he, too, can live a supernatural life.