“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”—Romans 8:2
The Holy Spirit is life-giving and has immense power. His power enables those in whom He dwells to love in a way not of this world, to give not expecting anything in return, and to humble ourselves before a perfect, just, and Holy God.
The Holy Spirit permits and empowers us to have faith—faith that trusts in the One True God—that we have been washed clean from our sins by the blood of Yeshua. This kind of deep and vast faith comes from God’s indwelling in us… from the Holy Spirit.
God’s personal life-imparting power sets us free from death. It is by His grace, not by the law, that we have been saved from death’s penalty. When God’s own Spirit resides in us, He gives us His instruction. This instruction speaks to our hearts and shapes us into His plan and vision for our lives.
When you were a child, did you have a parent or grandparent whom you adored? Did you look up to this wise soul, eager to please because you loved them so much and you knew they loved you in return, no matter what? This is only a shadow of God’s love for us, and how He desires for us to love Him—to love to obey His will, and to love others.
There are times when the Holy Spirit may prompt you to do something completely out of your comfort zone…
As we learn to trust His direction, we will trust in God’s law—the instruction. The instruction the Holy Spirit reveals to us is our companion and friend. As we grow in the Spirit, we invite His wisdom and direction into our lives. This instruction is always followed out of love, never legalism. Our future hope is not in obedience, but out of Yeshua’s obedience and paid penalty.
“For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh…”—Romans 8:3
The Holy Spirit’s perfect law guides, teaches and gives us an idea of God’s perfect character. The Holy Spirit’s instruction shows us how much we need a Savior and God’s personal guidance. Through our walk in the Holy Spirit we begin to have peace with His discipline.
Ask God to bestow on you a heart of love for the Spirit’s guidance. Pray that He will bring about obedience in your daily walk out of love and not from selfish ambition. Trust that God will twist and shape your heart until it matches His will. Eagerly await for Him to change your actions, knowing that is a work of the Spirit. Ask Him to counsel you with His fruit.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such there is not law.”—Galatians 5:22-23
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