Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Full Spiritual Tank

“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come…All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.” John 16: 13-15

When I was born to my parents I immediately had access to all of their attributes. I had the full measure of their love, joy, patience, kindness and wisdom. Through my growing up they were able to guide me, teach me and impart the wisdom required to be successful. I had their continued encouragement and guidance for whatever situation arose and was able to enjoy the benefit of their character.

The Holy Spirit is the same way as we receive the full access to Christ once we accept Him in our lives. He doesn’t give us the Spirit in portion but rather full access once the Spirit indwells within us. Through the Holy Spirit we are given everything needed for a life of godliness from the instant He takes up residence. Any situation faced comes with the full power of the Spirit’s presence providing us with the armor required to be victorious. With every heightened emotion experienced it is the power of the Holy Spirit that can replace these emotions with its fruit – love, joy, peace patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Gal. 5:22)

Whether we are experiencing the agony of a deep valley or the freedom of a thrilling mountaintop we have everything we need to respond with the heart of Christ through His Spirit. Don't allow the benefits of the Spirit to go untapped - we have a full tank from which to utilize and power our journey.

God would not promise His children something that was not within their reach!

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