THE GIFT OF GOD
Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” —John 4:10
The gift of God… It cannot be earned. It is not deserved. But this gift is available to “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord” (Romans 10:13). Those who call on His Name are “marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory” (Ephesians 1:13-14). “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30). “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good” (I Corinthians 12:7). “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many” (I Corinthians 12:12-14). Now, “Do not quench the Spirit” (I Thessalonians 5:19), but live “with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:16-19). Remember that our “bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies” (I Corinthians 6:19-20). Praise God for this immeasurable gift of His Spirit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zARVp3420I&index=4&list=PLcHqC9YNzSaD-O-rkP9o8hDA9jJ_oja4l
Dear Father, oh that I would yield to Your Holy Spirit’s guidance in my life. May it be so today and for the rest of my life in the authority of the Name of Jesus my Lord.