To experience true life, we must continue the Christian journey the same way we began it – by faith.
Only God could save us, and only God can empower us to live a victorious Christian life.
We are able to move beyond the limitations of our senses and circumstances the same way we were made spiritually alive: not by relying on ourselves, but by putting our faith in Christ and depending on the Holy Spirit's provision, power, guidance, and protection moment by moment.
We cannot live an abundant, effective Christian life without the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is our example. The Holy Spirit was intimately involved in every aspect of His life and ministry.
Jesus declared through the words of the prophet Isaiah,
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, for He has anointed Me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the year of the Lord's favor will come" (Luke 4:18-19).
But the Holy Spirit does not wish to call attention to Himself. He is the enabler, the empowerer, the equipper, the counselor, and the helper. He desires to promote the work of God the Father and glorify Christ (John 16:13, 14).
What an amazing privilege to have the same Holy Spirit who empowered our Savior living inside us. Only through the supernatural presence of the Holy Spirit can we experience a supernatural life because the Holy Spirit works in us to reflect Christ in our lives.
Your View of God Really Matters ...
Do you rely on the Spirit of God to live His life through you or do you try to please God by giving it your very best? Today, don't ask God to bless your best efforts, rather, ask God to live through you by His Spirit.
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