Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 10, 2018

The Spirit Within

Filed under: God,Holy Spirit,Jesus,Lord,love,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:03 pm

James 4:5 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us? (NIV)

When we come to Jesus and ask Him to be in our hearts, minds and lives as our Lord and Savior, God rebirths us with the spirit.  His Spirit of life was breathed into mankind at creation and died with mankind’s disobedience.  Jesus made it possible for us to be filled with the spirit again.  God jealously longs for us to be full of the spirit.  The spirit within us is what unites us as one with God.  Without the spirit in us we cannot be with God.  God is spirit and we must also be spirit.  That God jealously longs for us to be one with Him is amazing.  He really, earnestly desires for us to dwell with Him for eternity.  But He has given us freedom of choice.  Without choice there is no love.  God wants us to want Him as much as He wants us.  The choice isn’t haphazard.  We can’t slip in and out.  We either choose to allow the spirit to thrive within us or we choose to close our hearts, minds and lives to God.  What do you choose?

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