DAILY DEVOTION, Dec. 4, 2021
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7).
We receive the Holy Spirit as a gift when we place our trust in Jesus. Paul reminds us of how the Holy Spirit works in us. He does not make us timed or fearful. He gives us the power (ability) to live the Christian with ever-increasing faithfulness. The Holy Spirit makes us new and different persons. And of course, since God is love the Holy Spirit fills us with divine love. We become more patient and kind with those who used to irritate us. We learn to love our enemies. Finally, we become more delf-disciplined. Sinful excesses no longer drive us. The Holy Spirit leads us into a disciplined life. These divine attributes do not appear instantaneously. We never manifest them to perfection. But as we walk by faith, we grow in these attributes.
Father, help me to listen to the Holy Spirit as He leads me into a new life. I want to know more of His power, love, and discipline. I want to honor Jesus in my daily life. In His name, I pray, amen.