We have the gift.
Before Jesus left this earth to go to heaven, he told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they received the gift that his Father had promised.
The gift of the Holy Spirit living within us –
- opening our eyes to grace and truth in God’s word.
- convicting us of sin so we can repent and turn away from it.
- leading us in the paths God has planned for us.
- helping us really know God.
And the Holy Spirit won’t leave us.
But we can avoid listening to him.
We can tune out his influence in our lives.
We can let our own voice and the voices of others drown him out.
These are all crooked paths leading to darkness.
We can stop listening to all of the lies and negativity around us as we focus on the truth and love we read in God’s word. When we’re listening, the Holy Spirit will lead us to the knowledge of God and will guide us in each step we take.
We can choose to honestly repent – plugging into the power of the Holy Spirit living within us to help us change. To help us become more like Jesus.
We can step out of our comfort zones and let God use us for his purposes and for his glory.
We can let the Holy Spirit transform every part of our lives – starting with our thoughts.
These are all great choices that lead us into the light of Jesus. Onto the path of the obedient and faithful.
We have to make these choices every day.
What are you choosing today?
I choose you, Lord.