These past ten days have been spent reflecting on the many incredible life-giving ways in which the Holy Spirit works in the lives of God’s people. He does this that we may experience His Emmanuel presence to help us keep our commitment to God under the New Covenant.
How has the Holy Spirit spoken to you and how have you responded? In what ways have you sought His help actively and enthusiastically, in making all things new in your life?
Acts 5:32 tells us that “the Spirit is given to them who obey Him” and Rom 8:9c says that “If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His” Do you sense the urgency of this most crucial reality? Do we or do we not have the Spirit of Christ? It is a question with no ‘in-between’ and no ‘maybe’ answer.
Do you have assurance of your salvation and eternal life? Have you invited Jesus into your life as your personal Lord and Saviour? If not, then you are strongly urged to do so now. Go to your pastor or a praying friend, but do not let this go. Do not hide in the shadows of shame and fear. Come out into the light and let the Body of Christ, into which you can be grafted, embrace you and make you its own.
Have you been stirred in the deepest part of you to change your lifestyle? Have you wondered about how to bring God into every area in your life, living according to His will?
Have you sought to know His mind and will for you by spending more time in His Word and in prayer
Ask the Holy Spirit to shine His searchlight on your hearts, and seek out any secret sins, so you can confess them to the Lord and ask His forgiveness and for cleansing in His blood (1 John 1:9).
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Ps: 139:23, 24.
Prayer: Let us conclude this season of prayer by praying as Jesus prayed in His High Priestly Prayer: That we may partake of His glory; that we may be one with Him and with other believers; that while we are in the world, but not of the world, we will be kept by His grace; and that others will believe because we share the gospel with them’ and to spend eternity with Him.