“And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.” 1 Peter 2:5
In the past few weeks I have been writing on Spiritual Living. I do believe that this is the only way to live. I don’t know that I understand living in the spirit any better than I did when I started. What I do know is that it is the only way to live. We must abide in the spirit. Unless we abide in the spirit there is no way that we can have fellowship with God. “For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24) “Abide in the presence of God, where victory is assured. If we remain in the right place with God, He can do anything with our lives. He can work through us. There was a power and majesty that fell on Jesus when He received the Spirit. He was no longer the same. He received the mighty anointing power of God. He attained submission, and as He submitted, He was more and more covered with the power and led by the Holy Spirit. He came out of the wilderness more full of God, more clothed with the Spirit, and more ready to fight. The empowerment had such an effect on Him that other people saw it and flocked to hear Him and great blessings came to the land.” (Smith Wiggleworth) The same can happen to us if we allow the Holy Spirit to live in our life and control our life. We must yield and submit until our bodies are saturated with God, so at any moment God’s will can be revealed. We need a hunger and thirst for God. How can we have more of the Holy Spirit in our lives? We need to be more mature in Jesus Christ. My writings are going to start in the Book of James. I am praying that as we start studying James, we can grow in God and learn how to be mature Christians.
Today’s Bible Reading: Matthew 3:16-17, 4:1-11