Your daily goal:
Philippians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
(Monday-Friday, from my morning time of study and reflection, I will share with you what God is teaching me. I ask you then to join me in each day and pray that God will use our time to draw us to a deeper understanding of His will and His ways. Our objective is simple…to ‘see’ and ‘know’ the light and love of Christ Jesus..‘so that’ we will GO OUT and share the love of Christ Jesus with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)
Today’s Daily Light
Con’t…summary thoughts from …The Search For Significance..R. McGee.
Learning to Listen … The Work of the Spirit ‘Inside Us’
We Need Help!
The Lord Jesus knowing that once His redemptive work on the cross was finished and knowing He would return to the Father in heaven…He knew that the preordained and planned work and ministry of God The Holy Spirit would begin. The God created plan called for all followers of Jesus Christ to ‘need help’ to be empowered to live the ‘way’ that God intended ‘believers’ to live.
The Holy Spirit was sent to be our ‘Helper’ and ‘Teacher’, was sent to dwell/live within (inside) believers and to be our source of wisdom and strength. The Holy Spirit helps us to live in a way that honors Christ by convicting us of our ungodliness. Conviction allows us to deal with sin in our lives so that we can continue to experience God’s love, power, and wisdom.
God designed ‘life by the Spirit’…the Christian ‘walk’..to be one of empowerment to help us live according to His truth. It might be tempting to set new biblical goals for our life and work harder to achieve them in our own efforts, but this would simply be implementing a biblical standard with the false belief I must meet certain standards to feel good about myself. Failure would soon follow. We are to depend on God’s Spirit to complete the work He has started with us. We must live a life of ‘faith’…live in faith …and live by faith..in and through the power of the Holy Spirit that lives inside us.
Philippians 1:6 ..Paul wrote… being confident of this..that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Father…help us today, to take-hold-of, by faith, this promise You gave us in Philippians 1…that it is You who called us and chose us and placed us in Christ…and that it is YOU..who promises to complete what You started..in us…for eternity. Oh…thank You Father…thank You Jesus…thank You Holy Spirit. Thank You!