The Spirit Stretch – Spirit Empowered Living. Romans 12:11
My desire is to see us become a people who walk in the Spirit, are led by the Spirit, and are full of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit.
When we walk in the Spirit, we exhibit the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Imagine if we all walked in the Spirit, what kind of people would we be?
In Romans 8:14 we read, for those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. God’s children- you and I- are led by the Spirit! Many times, I have felt like doing things in a particular way, only to realise later, that it was actually the leading of the Holy Spirit. I believe we each have our stories in this area. My encouragement is that we grow our sensitivity through prayer and learning to pay attention to the Holy Spirit.
As Jesus’ disciples, His apprentices, we need to move in the strength of the Spirit just like Jesus did. Jesus invites us to come to Him, all of us who are thirsty, and drink so that rivers of living water can flow out of our bellies! The invitation is for us to be so full of the Spirit that we impact all who we get into contact with!
What is your personal assessment of the Spirit Empowered Living? How do you intend to ensure that you are making progress in this area? It will take prayer, but can I also encourage you to reach out to the leaders who you know are examples to you in this area? Tap into the help available to become who God designed you to be- a Spirit Empowered believer!
By Pastor Sam Abalo