Today’s Daily Light
Continuing…The Search For Significance, by R. McGee
The Holy Spirit Our Agent of Change
The truths we have examined in this book can have tremendous implications on our every goal and relationship, but now we need to understand how actually to implement them in our lives. How can we begin to experience positive change? Jesus answered this question in His last time of intimate instruction with His disciples (John, chapters 13-16). He told the that he would soon be put to death but that they would not be left alone:
“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever” (John 14:16).
That Helper is the Holy Spirit, who came some fifty days later to direct and empower the believers at Pentecost. The same Holy Spirit indwells all believers today and serves as our instructor, counselor, and source of spiritual power as we live for Christ’s glory and honor.
Who is the Holy Spirit, and why did He come? The Holy Spirit, the third Person of the trinity, is God and possesses all the attributes of deity. His primary purpose is to glorify Christ and bring attention to Him. Christ said, “He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose it to you” (John 16:14). The Holy Spirit is our teacher, and He guides us into the truth of Scriptures (John 16:13). It is by His power that the love of Christ flows through us and produces spiritual fruit within us (John 7:37-39; 15:1-8). This spiritual fruit is described in many ways in the New Testament, including intimate friendship with Christ (John 15:14); love for one another (John 15:12); joy and peace in the midst of difficulties (John 14:27; 15:11); steadfastness (Ephesians 5:18-21); and evangelism and discipleship (Matthew 28:18-20). (con’t tomorrow 😊).
Father…ending this week….I simply bow on my knees and praise you. Your ways, Your plan, all so amazing…I am thankful that you gave us Your Word …and that You gave us Your Spirit to live inside us. Thank you that you want us to ‘know’ You. Thank You even more that You want to know us. Amen