Sunday Inspiration: Do You Embrace the Move of the Holy Spirit in Your Life?


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Do You Embrace the Move of the Holy Spirit in Your Life?

Growing as a Christian is a Daily Journey – Moment by Moment

by J.M. Troppello


It was nice weather today, in the mid-60s. I opened the windows. It felt nice to get fresh air inside the house after having the windows shut all week since it was colder the last few days. I did laundry today and put away our grocery order and Butcher Box order. By the time I got to sit down to work in the afternoon – and the cool breeze had made it less stuffy inside – I thought about how God wants to bring the refreshing wind of the Holy Spirit into His children’s lives each day.


Embracing the Move of the Holy Spirit


Do you embrace the move of the Holy Spirit in your life each day? I have to admit that I don’t always embrace Him moving in my life. Sometimes I’m too busy with daily activities to make room for Him in my life. Other times, I may be distracted or stressed and don’t embrace the move of the Spirit.


But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (John 14:26, NKJV)

However, when I allow the Holy Spirit to move in my life, He does teach me things and reminds me of God’s Word. That’s a wonderful benefit to embracing the move of the Holy Spirit in your life each day. Yet, it’s important to take the time to read, study, and memorize God’s Word so that the Holy Spirit can remind you of the Bible verses you need to be reminded of in each specific moment.


2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:2-6, NKJV)

It’s the Holy Spirit manifesting in your life that helps you live according to the Spirit and not your flesh. When you’re focused on living by your flesh, your mind is generally “set on things of the flesh.” However, when you focus on God’s Word and the Holy Spirit, it’s easier to live according to God’s leading in your life.


My favorite part of this passage from Romans 8:2-6 is verse six. It’s so simple but true. When you’re carnally minded, that is death (regarding your spirit and emotional health and well-being). Yet, when you’re spiritually-minded, that “is life and peace.”


I have been on both ends of the spectrum before – even after getting saved. As a Christian, I’m sure you’ve been on both ends of the spectrum too because no one is perfect. But, when you trust the Holy Spirit to guide each step, He can help you live spiritually and emotionally alive and be at peace.


Again, just remember that you should not be walking in condemnation when you mess up.


There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

God’s grace is new each day. That’s not a license to keep sinning like the Devil. However, when you sin, come to God – ask for forgiveness – and then move on. Growing as a Christian means that you have a desire to continue to mature in your spiritual and emotional health every day.


Have you been embracing the move of the Holy Spirit?



Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.

 

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JM Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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