PRAYER: Today. Pray that God’s personality would be manifested in you through His Spirit.
DEVOTION: “God has a plan for us in this life of the Spirit, this abundant life. Jesus came so that we might have life (John 10:10). Satan comes to steal and to kill and destroy (v.10), but God has abundance for us-full measure, pressed down, shaken together, overflowing, abundant measure (Luke 6:38). This abundance is God filling us with His own personality and presence, making us salt and light and giving us a revelation of Himself. It is God with us in all circumstances, afflictions, persecutions, and trials, girding us with truth. Christ the Initiative, the Triune God, is in control and our every thought, word, and action must be in line with Him, with no weakness or failure. Our God is a God of might, light, and revelation, preparing us for Heaven. Our lives are “hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:3). When He who is our life is manifested, we will also “appear with Him in glory”(v.4). (pg 105)
So so much in this paragraph. Please go read it again.
Look at the words used to describe Jesus.
Abundant. Initiative. Triune. Might. Light. Revelation. No weakness or failure.
Meditate on those for a minute.
Then, this one sentence stands out to me. God is filling us with His personality and presence, making us salt and light and giving us revelation of Himself.
Again, chalk up another reason why it’s amazing to have the Spirit living in us, with us and through us. We are gaining God’s personality.
I don’t know about you but that is a VERY appealing item to have in the arsenal. The personality of God. The traits of God. The cares and concerns of God. The reactions of God. The desires of God. The hopes of God. The mercy of God. The grace of God.
All of this. How incredible would our lives be if we really leaned into this every single day. If we started each day with knowing that the personality of God is going to be downloaded into our hearts that morning and every morning.
Yes please. Sign me up.
Today. You have access to the personality of God. Talk to Him about it.