PRAYER: Please pray today for strength, edification and conformity.
DEVOTION: “The Spirit’s extravagances are always for edification, strengthening character, and bringing us all more into conformity with the life of Christ. But fleshly extravagances always mar and bring the saints into a place of trial for a moment. As the Spirit of the Lord takes further hold of a person, we may get liberty in it, but we are tried through the manifestations of it.” (Pg 84)
So….the next few countless reasons to embrace the Spirit in our lives.
Conformity with the life of Christ.
I find these reasons so incredibly compelling. If there was no other reason to have the Spirit living in us, if it were just these three, I’d be sold.
Edification. The instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually. To improve morals. To build character and make us better followers. Yes, this is high on my list of priorities.
Strengthen character. Again, to edify us as a body of believers. To edify each of us as Christians. As followers of Christ. As those who boldly proclaim that Jesus is Lord.
Conformity. Yes, to conform to the ways of Jesus. To build up character and conformity so that we can be reflections of Him.
Read all of this again. Let the Spirit in you build these characteristics up in you today.