And the Winner is…

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In the meantime, a thought for this week.

The Indwelling Spirit

There are three reasons I get excited to think about the indwelling of the Holy Spirit:

First, the Holy Spirit gives me motivation to do, what I otherwise may not want to do. The changes Christ wants to do in my life come from the inside and go outward, instead of outside in. That’s a big difference if you think about it. It’s the difference between being self-motivated to exercise and having the doctor tell you to go exercise. Which change will last longer? You got it, the self-motivated exerciser. They’re the ones who are going to stick with the program versus the person who only exercises because their doctor told them to and their heart isn’t in it (1 Corinthians 3:16).

Second, I’m not alone and I don’t have to do anything on my own. I have a helper who is always there, ready to help, if I remember to call on him, but sometimes I forget. God is in me, not out there (Deuteronomy 31:8).

Third, I’m wiped clean, pure and holy. Wow!! That’s amazing! I’m not defeated. I’m whole and complete in Christ (Colossians 1:22).

This indwelling isn’t oppressive, it’s freeing, exciting, joyful, full of love and something to share. It’s like the Holy Spirit lit a candle inside me and I get to light someone else’s candle which continues around a circle. You don’t lose your light by lighting another candle, you gain more light (John 15:26-27).

Go share the light and warmth of the Holy Spirit in your life with another person.

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