Today’s devotion is based on Romans 8:9,10 “You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.”
As I was reading these verses this morning, I thought of how we act when we receive a special present, one that you got excited about because it made your life better. You would start to learn more about it to get the most out of the gift, so your life would be better. You definitely would not put it aside and not use it.
So why would we ever think of laying aside the greatest and most precious gift we can ever receive—the gift of God’s Holy Spirit? When we freely receive the Spirit of Christ, we also receive the perfect forgiveness of sins, the assurance that our eternal condemnation is crushed, and the certainty of an eternal home in heaven. In short, the Spirit gives life, now and forever. Use it! Live it!
Please pray with me: Dear Jesus, inspire me to use my new life in the Holy Spirit in service to you and others in love. Amen.