God’s Divine Life and Love

God is love, and His divine love dwells within every Born Again spirit (1 John 4:8). We do not have to rely on the human emotion of love, but we can rise above the temporal realm and rely on God’s love in us instead (Romans 5:5). His love even flows to those in our life who are less than humanly lovable! God loved that person enough to die for him or her, and His love for them is in us.

 

As we rest in Christ, His love flows through us even when we are not aware of it. It is deeper than the words we speak and the actions we accomplish. It flows from our heart to theirs. Love is actually one of the fruit of God’s Holy Spirit. Through the power of God through Christ, we love our family, friends and enemies (Matthew 5:44). In fact, we exhibit all of God’s fruit through our fellowship with Christ, who is our Vine.

 

In many Christians there is a lack of divine power, because we fail to realize the full impact of our connection to the Vine. We work for God, but we do not give God the opportunity to work in and through us (Ephesians 2:10). As we understand our relationship as branches on the Vine of Christ, we enjoy our union with Him and His power in us.

 

God’s Holy Spirit is the “sap”, which continually motivates, energizes  and directs us. We are fully equiped to bear “much” fruit, because we are rooted and grounded in Christ’s love and faith, and led by God’s Spirit each moment of our day (John 15:8; Romans 8:14; Ephesians 3:17; Colossians 2:7). As we totally surrender our spirit, soul and body to God’s will, He lives His life in us and accomplishes His purposes through us.

 

Prayer:

Father God, let your Spirit, Your life, Your love flow through us in power and in truth. It is Your divine life that we want to manifest in and through our life to those around us. We want to decrease, so that You may increase (John 3:30). We want to live, move and have our existence immersed in Your divine life and love (Acts 17:28).

 

Thought for the Day:

We listen with our spiritual inner ear to the direction of God’s Spirit, because He has a purpose for our day that is infinitely more fruitful and fulfilling than anything we could ever plan for our self or even dream is possible.

 

 

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God’s Spirit

A lack of peace and victory in our life occurs when we severe our connection with God’s Spirit by sinful behavior (Ephesians 4:30). If we will allow Him to do so, God’s Spirit will deliver us from the temptation of sin (Matthew 4:4). Christ’s victory on Calvary’s cross set us free from the power of sin and death (Romans 7:24-25). Christ in us is our only hope of eternal glory (Colossians 1:27).

Without the Trinity, we struggle to maintain victory in this sin-cursed world. As Christians, we often rely more on our own efforts in this world, than in relying on God’s Spirit within us. We are God’s handiwork, and He wants us to do only the works, which He created for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). We do not need to earn our connection with God, it is guaranteed (Ephesians 1:14).

The Kingdom of God cannot be found in our carnal attempts to please God, but lies in our righteousness, peace and joy, which comes from abiding in the Holy Spirit within us (Romans 14:17). God’s Spirit gives us everlasting life (Romans 8:13). He does not come and go in our life, reserved just for special occasions; but He is constant and reliable, always available to us through every moment of the day (Romans 8:9).

We did not earn our salvation by our human effort and we cannot walk in sanctification by human effort either (Galatians 3:1-3). The Spirit of God rebirths our spirit, which was dead in Adam’s sin. Then, He sanctifies our soul from one level of maturity to a higher plane of spirituality (2 Corinthians 3:18). Unless we live by the power and direction of God’s Spirit, we will not walk in fulfillment and victory in this life.

Prayer:
Father God, remind us to trust in You to bring us into Your will for our life. You give us the faith of Christ and the power of Your Spirit, so that we can walk uprightly in this world. Thank You that we are no longer a part of this world, even though we still have to live in it. Our flesh is crucified with Christ in baptism, and we are raised to walk in new life with You (Romans 6:4). Remind us that Christ is our life (Colossians 3:4), and nothing on this earth can satisfy the longing in our soul.

Thought for the Day:
If we trust in our self, we fail. Only God can work out His will for, in and through us. – Philippians 2:12-13