Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September 10, 2008

open the way

The Holy Spirit is a gift given
to all believers in Jesus without exception,
and no conditions are placed upon this gift
except faith in Christ.
We receive this gift at the moment of salvation.
This is referred to as the indwelling of the Spirit.

However, in order to receive all of His power
that can be exerted through us,
and that we may be fruitful to Him,
we must be filled with and led by the Spirit.

The father of all sins, our pride, our ego, our “self”
is what keeps us from experiencing the fullness of the Lord.
We must open the way to our heart,
removing the defensive layers and barbs of self…
becoming and remaining obedient to God’s commands…
a vessel (His servant) of His outpouring love.

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
- Psalm 19:14 NIV

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