As we seek to come closer to Jesus Christ; as we progress toward being restored to His image, many times we find ourselves trying to do this in our own power. It won’t work. We must realize our dependence on the Holy Spirit. We may think that we have all the right answers and can do this by ourselves, but the reality is we don’t have to. Jesus left with us the Counselor, the Holy Spirit! To help us!
Andrew Murray, in “The Deeper Christian Life,” says that “All this can only be in the power of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in you. Count upon Him to glorify Christ in you. Count upon Christ to increase in you the inflowing of His Spirit. As you wait before God to realize His presence, remember that the Holy Spirit is in you to reveal the things of Gd. Seek in God’s presence to have the anointing of the Spirit of Christ so truly that your whole life may every moment by spiritual.”
Can you imagine living a life that every moment is spiritual? Think of the most spirit filled moment or time in your life, and imagine living each moment like that! Wouldn’t you like to live like that? You can. I can. But we have to yield our lives to the Holy Spirit. We have to yield our wills to the Holy Spirit. We have to stop depending on our own intelligence and abilities, and depend on Him. Every moment.
Pray: Holy Father, please let us live our lives dependent upon the Holy Spirit and not our selves.