ARE WE TRULY LIVING AS GOD INTENDED?

Consider this verse in Ephesians. Able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.Ephesians 3:20

What about this verse? With the indwelling Holy Spirit Paul tells us “we have the mind of Christ.

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ1 Corinthians 2:14-16

How about this verse? We are a new creation.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Created for good works that we should walk in them. Are we?

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

Have you developed a relationship with the Holy Spirit?

Christ made it possible for our Heavenly Father to send the Holy Spirit to indwell your spirit, to be your counsellor, teacher and comforter. Proverbs 20:27 tells us that our spirit was always intended to be the lamp for the Holy Spirit.

“The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts.”

Do you grieve the Holy Spirit and or quench His work in your life?

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30

Do not quench the Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19

How important it is to understand that the Holy Spirit is a person with whom you need to relate to, just as you do with Jesus and our Heavenly Father. It is important we understand the roles each of them has, and we operate with them. For example, Jesus taught us to pray to our Heavenly Father and we do so in the name of Jesus. Why? Because Jesus made it possible for us to come back into a father, son/daughter relationship with our Heavenly Father. The Holy Spirit’s role is to produce the Fruit of the Spirit (9) in our lives, to provide the ministry gifts (9) and to sanctify us, to make us like Jesus.

The Holy Spirit will empower us to do the good works we were created in Christ Jesus to do. But just as Jesus said to the Father in the garden of Gethsemane, not my will but yours be done, we likewise need to say to the the Holy Spirit not my will but yours be done this day and everyday until Jesus returns.

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