Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places … Ephesians 1:3
The couple disembarked their dream-of-a-lifetime cruise after several wonderful days at sea. “How was it?” asked their friends who met them at the port.
“It was wonderful! The sunrises were majestic, the sunsets were breath-taking, we visited exotic ports of call, met some really nice people. But, we were hungry the whole time!”
“Hungry? You didn’t eat?” asked their friends.
“No! Food is so expensive! We packed cheese and crackers, but it certainly would have been nice to have what the others were having. There was so much, and it looked delicious!”
Imagine their surprise and disappointment when their friends broke the news: “You could have eaten all you wanted, whenever you wanted. The meals were included with your ticket!”
Aren’t we like that when we do not avail ourselves of the power of the ever-present Holy Spirit, who Jesus promised to His children? The Holy Spirit is our guarantee of every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit is God. Everything that God is, He is.
If you are saved, the Holy Spirit lives in you. All of Him is available to you, all the time! The moment you receive Christ as Savior and Lord, the Holy Spirit makes you a brand new creation. He works in you day by day to make you more like Jesus. He strengthens you to overcome sin and to obey God’s leading. And He prays for you when you do not know how to pray for yourself.
Today, thank God that He sent His Holy Spirit to live in you. Then ask the Holy Spirit to convict you of sin, to change you, to empower you, and to comfort you.
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!