Power of the Spirit
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.2 Timothy 1:7
God has given us the Holy Spirit to guide us in serving Christ. Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. (John 14:17 ESV) The Holy Spirit lives in us and will bring God’s truth to us. The Spirit lives within us and He speaks the language of God (the Word), and we pray to be still inside to hear the Spirit. The Spirit will change the desires of our hearts, place thoughts in our minds, and convict when we lean toward sin. We must desire to hear the Spirit and always be ready to listen.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20) We have the Holy Spirit living in us, and we have Christ living in our hearts. When we call on Christ, His power is available to us. After experiencing the Lord’s power, especially when ministering to others, we become thankful and dependent on His divine power that He works in us, for the glory of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) The Spirit brings God’s love to us, and the more we reflect God’s love to others, the more of God’s love fills our hearts. Love draws us closer to the Lord and increases the power from the Spirit.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27) It’s a blessing that the Spirit intercedes for us in accordance to the will of God.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. (John 14:26 ESV) When teaching or attending a Bible class, the Spirit will bring thoughts and scriptures to our remembrance. When scriptures and thoughts come to our minds from the Spirit, we must give Christ and the Spirit the credit and not give the credit to ourselves.
That Christ may make His home in your hearts through faith, that you, being rooted and grounded in love. (Ephesians 3:17) We have the Holy Spirit living in us and Christ making His home in our hearts; we have all the power we need to overcome the world.
Today, seek to follow the Spirit asking Christ for guidance. Walk in the love and wisdom that comes from the Spirit. The more we walk in the Spirit, the more we will depend on the Spirit.
Prayer: Lord, help me to follow the Spirit and to be aware of the Spirit’s guidance. Thank you always being with me and for guiding me through life with the power of the Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.