He Is There: His Temple
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? - 1 Corinthians 6:19 NLT
Thoughts for Today
Not only does God promise his presence, but the believer's body is "the temple of the Holy Spirit." When we become a believer, the Holy Spirit comes to live within us! Jesus taught about the Holy Spirit's role in the believer's life:
Consider this . . .
The Holy Spirit lives in every believer.
What a comfort. He will never leave us. He will guide us, strengthen us, comfort us, help us know when we go wrong, and give us the desire to produce good fruit. He will give us power to witness.
What a challenge. As the temple of the Holy Spirit, we need to honor him in all we do.
And what an opportunity. Power to witness—with our words and our life. As we follow his leading, unbelievers will see God's light in us and many will be drawn to that light.
Father, thank you that the Holy Spirit lives within me. Help me to be sensitive to his leading and walk in obedience. Help me draw closer to you every day. And help me honor you in all I do. In Jesus' name . . .
These thoughts were drawn from …
Knowing God My Father: Applying the Names of God to My Personal Life by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. This curriculum is designed to help people strengthen their relationship with their heavenly Father by applying His names to their personal life. Along with helping Christians know God better, it can serve as an evangelistic tool by giving a true picture of God to people who may have a distorted view of Him because of an absent or abusive earthly father who did not or does not provide for them. This group can also help men who want to be better fathers. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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