DEVOTION: “The Holy Spirit coming upon an individual is capable of changing him, fertilizing his spiritual life, and filling him with such power and grace that he wouldn’t be able to say that anything was impossible but that all things are possible with God. (Matt. 19:26) What could happen, what is possible, if we reach this place and stay in it, if we abide in it?” (pg 181)
The honest question really is, do you want change? This study on the Holy Spirit has changed me. I’m hoping it has changed you as well. It has made me think more and more about the Spirits’ influence, power and reason for being in my life. It’s made me change the way that I think about how decisions are made and how God moves and works in my life.
So Smith’s question here is a good one. What would happen if we abide in it? Really abide in it?
You see, we often say that we will make the change, but…then life happens. Things take the place of the change and the change sails away on a slow stream. Drifting off into the sunset.
It has to be an intentional change. A change that makes you wake up in the morning and say to yourself, “Today. The change takes place.” And that has to happen every day. For weeks, months on end, until we are waking up and the change becomes the new normal. The new pattern in your life.
Think about the change today. Realizing the power of the Spirit in your life and then letting that power rule, change, influence and burn into your soul.
PRAYER: Today, pray for the change. Pray the our apathy and our lack of wanting to change would be shattered by the change the Holy Spirit wants to bring into our lives.