Day 51: The Power of the Fullness of the Holy SpiritAuthor: Pastor Larry & Pat Downing
For a larva just hatched out of an egg, even a little pebble or a small twig seem like great barriers to overcome. However, if the larva will press on through all those “obstacles,” it will eventually become a beautiful butterfly which can easily over them.
In the same manner, we may meet a variety of obstacles in life that make us despair. So many people are frustrated because they believe they are incapable of overcoming the challenges they face. The reason they do not live a victorious life as a child of God is because they remain a spiritual “larva.” Without the fullness of the Holy Spirit, we are powerless, and fall short of all the wonderful promises of God about victorious Christian life. In other words, unless the Holy Spirit transforms us into spiritual “butteries,” we will not be able to overcome life’s obstacles by ourselves.
When we receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit, our lives change comprehensively. We will win any battle against sin with the power of the Holy Spirit. We can solve any problem by the help of the Holy Spirit. Best of all, we can have a most intimate relationship with our God. If you want to live this kind of fascinating life, all you need to do is invite the Holy Spirit in and let Him have control. You will then enjoy a life of fullness with the Holy Spirit.
What is the Holy Spirit saying to me?
• Identify any places in your spiritual walk where you have been stuck in the “larva” stage. Invite the Holy Spirit into those places and ask Him to transform you into an overcomer.
• Praise the Lord for His overcoming Spirit in you! Give Him thanks for power to rise above despair, depression, negativity and fear. Thank Him for filling you with faith and victory!
Romans 12:2; Romans 15:13; 1 Corinthians 4:20; 2 Timothy 1:7
Pastor Larry & Pat Downing
Foothills Community Church
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