“I am creating something new in you: a bubbling spring of Joy that spills over into other’s lives. Do not mistake this joy for your own or try to take credit for it in any way. Instead, watch in delight as my spirit flows through you to bless others, your part is to live close to me, open to all that I am doing in you. Don’t try to control the steaming of my Spirit through you. Just keep focusing on me as we walk through this day together. Enjoy my presence, which permeates you with Love, Joy, and Peace”
– Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace In His Presence -Sarah Young
This passage is an awesome way to really put God’s love for us into perspective, this shows us how much God wants to be in control of our lives and guide us. Life could be so carefree and easy, of course that comes along with life’s problems, but everything is so much easier when God is involved. What makes us think that this excludes life? God wants to be fully involved in our life, he wants to be included in every aspect of our lives, we just have to build up enough faith and trust in him.
The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sounds but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. – John 3:8 (NIV)
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. – Romans 8:16 (NIV)
But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. – 1 Corinthians 2:10-12 (NIV)
Jesus explained that we cannot control the work of the Holy Spirit. He works in ways we cannot predict or understand. Just as you did not control your physical birth, so you cannot control your spiritual birth. It is a gift from God through the Holy Spirit .
A Prayer For Today:
Heavenly Father, I come to you today asking for your wisdom and guidance Help us to follow Your leading in the small day to day promptings we receive from Your Spirit as we go about our activities. I ask that you continue to build be up in trust and faith in you and your teaching. In Jesus name I pray -Amen
Happy Tuesday, have a blessed day!