You are InspiredGod, Theology
Contributed by: P2C Digital Strategies
You’ve heard it before — maybe from your best friend, or your husband or wife. You are special. It’s true. You’ve got some talents and some skills, but that’s not what sets you apart from the rest of the world.
You have been inspired. You’ve been filled by the Holy Spirit. Take a moment to think about that.
God Himself lives in you. In John 1 we read about the Word becoming flesh. In The Message it says that, “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” The same sort of thing happened when you were filled with the Holy Spirit – He moved right on in.
He is with you when you get up in the morning, before you’ve had your coffee. He’s there in the car for your commute. He sees the way you treat your kids and the choices you make at the grocery store. And the thing is, this is GREAT news.
You don’t have to try and make the Christian life work on your own. All you have to do is learn to lean into the Holy Spirit. Practice spiritual breathing. Keep short accounts with God. Remember, you are never alone. You are INSPIRED.
1. PRACTICE SPIRITUAL BREATHING
Just as you need to constantly breathe physically, you need to breathe spiritually, too. You could try spiritual breathing to rely on the Holy Spirit by faith throughout your day. When you realize you’ve sinned, or when temptation, stress or doubt weighs on your mind, you can…
Exhale: Admit your sin to God—no excuses—take full responsibility for your mistake and resolve not to repeat it. Let go of worry, fear or self-reliance.
Inhale: Rely on God to fill you by His Spirit. Receive His hope, confidence, forgiveness and power to make better choices.
“Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, NIV).
“Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives” (Galatians 5:25, NLT).
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Written by: The Life Team
Used with Permission. Originally published on thelife.com.