Third Person Present
2 Corinthians 13:14 (NIV®)
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
There is no story of Christianity without the redemptive work of Jesus of Nazareth. It’s equally true that there is no story of Christianity without the influence, direction, and power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we act as if the entire story of our faith is centered in the person of Jesus and the Holy Spirit is not very important. We’d rather leave Him on the sidelines with the fanatical, fringe elements. However, we have no Jesus-story without the presence of the Spirit of God. He is at work in Scripture from Genesis to Revelation, and to the degree that we will allow it He is at work in and through you and me—empowering us, guiding us, and directing us to a better way to live.
THINK ABOUT IT
Consider how the Holy Spirit has worked and is working in your life. Are there areas where you can give Him greater access?
Heavenly Father, I thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit,and I ask that You would fill me with His presence. Give me an understanding heart to cooperate with You. I lay aside all ungodliness that might hinder or entangle me. Help me to have the discernment to know Your ways. Please work in and through me—empowering me, guiding me, and directing me to a better way to live. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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