Thursday, December 13th
Jesus came to give us the Holy Spirit
Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever.”
Jesus said, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask?”
And if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies thorough His Spirit who indwells you.
Jesus said, “He (the Holy Spirit) will bring glory to Me by taking from what is Mine and making it known to you.”
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
I came to give you My Spirit. The reason I lived, died, and rose again was so that I could then dwell inside you. My Spirit will guide you, help you, and comfort you. You cannot keep my commandments on your own; it is My Spirit that will enable you to do what I ask. Let Me abide in you so that you can walk in assurance moment by moment as you listen to my Words of truth.
Gracious and giving Father,
Sometimes I don’t have adequate words to express how I am feeling....when I think of the gift of the Holy Spirit in each and every Christian, this is one of those times for me. When I think that the Holy Spirit takes up residence in me, my heart leaps with joy! Jesus said, “He (The HolySpirit) will bring glory to Me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you” John 16:14. Father, I love that the Holy Spirit guides me as I walk out each day and that I can have assurance that I am capable of doing Your will because of the Holy Spirit. I pray that the fruit produced in my life will glorify You and once again I give You thanks for the gift of the Holy Spirit ~ my helper, my counselor and my comforter! In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, amen.