February 19, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Ephesians 4:30-32. “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
When we become Christian, we receive God into our life. He comes to live in our mind and our heart and our body become his home. If we continue to harbor grudges, let our negative emotions rage without control and act vindictively and maliciously towards others, we are rebelling against the Holy Spirit. It’s better to let the Holy Spirit take over the house and allow him to ensure that love, forgiveness, and clean living are characteristics of the new way of living.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Thank you, Heavenly Father, for sending the Holy Spirit into my life so that I can honor you in all I do. Please forgive me and cleanse me when I sin against you and your holy will. I ask this in the name of and for the sake of Jesus. Amen.