THE GIFT OF HIS PRESENCE IN US  

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8/22/2005 6:02 pm

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THE GIFT OF HIS PRESENCE IN US


“We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” - Acts 5:32

THE GIFT OF HIS PRESENCE IN US

Of all the many gifts God gives, the gift of his presence in us through his Holy Spirit is among the most precious. The Spirit's presence makes us God's temple. (1 Corinthians 6:19) “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own…”
The Spirit intercedes for us according to the will of God when we pray. (Romans 8:26-27) “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”
The Spirit helps us overcome the pull of our flesh. (Romans 8:13-14) “For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”
The Spirit gives us strength in our inner being. (Ephesians 3:16) “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being…” In other words, the Spirit is at work to transform us to the character of Christ. Let's thank God for his holy presence in us through the Holy Spirit.

Father, thank you so much for your Holy Spirit who even now is interceding for me as I pray. Please strengthen me through your Spirit as I seek to live a holy life dedicated to you. Dear Father, it is my heart's desire for you to transform me by your Spirit to be more like your Son in character and compassion. In Jesus Christ's holy name I pray, Amen.

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