His Spirit Within Us - Your Daily Forward Devotional

His Spirit Within Us

 

March 9

 

Read Romans 8:9-11 (ESV)

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

 

Reflect

What sets Christians apart from nonbelievers?

 

Yesterday, we read about how God intimately created our earthly bodies and formed them from the dust. We praised God for His power and artistry in fashioning our flesh. Unfortunately, after creation came the fall and sin entered the world. The bodies that God had fearfully and wonderfully made were now subject to death and decay because of sin. Thankfully, Christ died for the sins of the whole world and offers forgiveness based on His sacrifice.

 

Now, whenever someone places their faith in Jesus Christ for their salvation, the Holy Spirit dwells in them. For example, in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Paul says that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit so we should honor God with our bodies. The Jews were used to going to the temple to worship God. God’s presence was in the tabernacle and then in the temple. The idea that believers were now God’s temple and that God lived inside of them had to have been an earth-shattering idea to the Jews in that time. God had lived among them before. But in Christ, God’s presence was inside them.

 

Friend, if you have trusted Jesus Christ for your salvation, His Spirit lives in you as well. In fact, that is what sets Christians apart from nonbelievers. Christians have the Holy Spirit guiding and directing them. They are no longer walking in the flesh but are walking according to the guidance and the direction of the Holy Spirit.

 

Because He lives in us, there should be evidence of Him in our lives. In Galatians 5:22-23, Paul said “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” You won’t change completely and immediately after you become a Christian. But the Holy Spirit will change you. The longer you walk in the Spirit, the more like Jesus you will become. And less like the world.

 

Pray

Jesus, thank You for the gift of Your Holy Spirit. Help me to walk in the Spirit so that I am changed by You. Amen.

 

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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Lord thanks for the sacrifice you made for my soul, please help me keep on track and bring me back when I get lost.
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The Holy Spirit enables us to walk out our profession of faith. The world reads us as living epistles.
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By the blood of the Lamb, God grants His Spirit to dwell in us. OK, if God is in me, why is righteous living soooo hard for us to sustain? Well, for openers, it seems that in our fallen world and sinful state, it is very hard for us to be still, to relinquish control, and to really listen to God’s in-dwelling Spirit. It takes prayer and practice. Lord, please help and guide me hear Your Voice within me...Amen!
Jesus I thank you for sending me the Holy Spirit to live in me. An amazing truth that the God of the universe lives in me. Jesus you made our bodies and choose to live in them because the faith that you died for our sins is what saves us from death and gives us eternal life! Amazing grace what great the sound that saved a wretch like me! Holy Spirit help me to humbly die to my sinful nature today and follow you so I may glorify your name Jesus. Amen
I will be steady in my journey to be more like Your Jesus! Amen! 🙏🏼💗
Amen and thank you God for giving us your Son Jesus Christ to redeem us🙏
I wanna be more like you Jesus.
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Jesus thanks for loving us and forgiving our sins !!!
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