Empowered By the Holy Spirit

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"So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace." - Romans 8:6

It is the Holy Spirit who empowers your new life in Christ. In his book "Flying Closer to the Flame," Charles Swindoll explained the importance of this truth:

"The inescapable fact is this: Most (yes, most) Christians you and I know have very little dynamic or joy in their lives. Just ask them. They long for depth, for passion, for a satisfying peace and stability instead of a superficial relationship with God made up of words without feelings and struggles without healings. Surely, there is more to the life of faith than church meetings, Bible study, religious jargon, and periodic prayers. Surely, the awesome Spirit of God wishes to do more within us than what is presently going on! There are scars He wants to heal. There are insights He longs to reveal. There are profound dimensions of life He would dearly love to open up. But not one of the above will happen automatically not as long as He remains a sterile, untouchable blip on our theological PC. He is the comforting Helper, remember? He is the Truth-Teacher, the will of the Father Revealer, the Gift Giver, the Hurt Healer. He is the inextinguishable flame of God, my friend. HE IS GOD. To remain a distance from Him is worse than wrong; it is downright tragic. Flying closer to the flame, therefore, is better than good; it is absolutely magnificent."

The Holy Spirit is God's presence in you to accomplish the good works He created you to do. He equips and empowers you for His service. Living a life Empowered by the Holy Spirit, frees you from defeat and frustration. Living the great adventure that God has for you can only be accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit.

What good works has God created you to do, empowered by His Holy Spirit?

Prayer: 
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy Your consolations. Through Christ Our Lord, Amen. - Come, Holy Spirit Catholic Prayer (based on Psalm 104:30)
Date: 
May 18 2018