The following is a survey of different ways in which the Holy Spirit is to impact the lives of believers. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but to point to the different ways in which the Holy Spirit enables God’s people to serve Him and so fulfil His call on their lives. Such a study can inspire faith and points to the need for every Christian to live his or her life in daily dependence on the Holy Spirit. It certainly shows how thankful we should be to God for this precious gift of Himself to us:
When you were born again you were born of the Holy Spirit. He came to live in your spirit, making your body a temple of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the One who baptises in the Holy Spirit causing the Spirit to be released though your soul so that your life is filled with the Spirit. To be baptised in water is to be baptised into Christ; to be baptised in the Spirit is to be baptised by Christ.
As a born again, Spirit-filled believer you are a so ... Read more
You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Psalm 23.5
Today I will...
Overflow with grace because God has lavished His grace on me.
Overflow with forgiveness because He has forgiven me.
Overflow with mercy because He is rich in mercy towards me.
Overflow with praise for He is worthy of all glory, honour and praise.
Overflow with blessing because God has blessed me in Christ with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places.
Overflow with love because He has placed His Holy Spirit in me and nothing can separate me from His love.
Overflow with faith because I believe God’s Word and inherit His promises.
Overflow with God’s life because my old life is crucified with Christ and I have come to fullness of life in Him.
Overflow with peace because Jesus is my peace.
Overflow with joy because Jesus is my joy because He speaks His word to my heart and I am able to rejoice in Him always.
Overflow with victory because God always leads me in triumph in Christ Jesus, I am more th ... Read more
The holy God needs a holy people to fulfil His holy purposes. Jesus Christ is our holiness and through His sacrifice on the cross He has made us into a holy people, those who are set apart by Him for His purposes. This holiness has to be outworked in our lives in practical ways. What does this mean? There follows a number of key points that answer this question. These are the qualities that God wants to see in our lives as His holy children!
Love for God that is expressed in obedience to Him.
Wholehearted consecration to His will.
Living in the fear of the Lord, not wanting to grieve Him in any way.
Seeking God's glory in all things.
Living with complete trust and confidence in Jesus.
Living at one with the Lord in the communion of His presence at all times.
Living a life of watchful prayer.
Being full of praise and adoration for the Lord.
Diligent use of your time.
Standing strong against temptation.
Being devoted to a life of serving God by serving ot ... Read more