We may never appreciate enough the salvation of our souls. Most times we tend to think that we were the ones seeking God and the salvation of our souls.
The truth is that God created us, sorts out our salvation and daily leads us in the path of righteousness for his name sake.
Psalm 100:3 says “Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture”
God created us for his purpose and all men are like tenants on earth and will eventually leave it.
Jesus said in Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” All anyone should do is to open the door of his or her heart and let him in. He is to be saviour and Lord of our lives.
Jesus is Lord of all but somehow many of us think that we were saved because we searched God out; no it is him that sought for us. When we get saved, he is Lord; he has not surrounded the initiative or the leadership to us. He sent the comforter, the Holy Spirit, to us, to take care of us. We should not live a moment without him.
Romans 8:26-27 says, “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” NKJV.
The major part of our lives as believers should consist of worship and praise; we should live in faith and trust God to do all he has promised to do in our lives. Our walk with God, our work for him and our prayers are all made profitable as we appreciate the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
If we look at the experience of Moses we will understand our limitations. Moses was told beforehand how Pharaoh will respond to his mission; however he was constantly under pressure and tends to forget what God told him. In Exodus 14: 15-18 “And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. And I indeed will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen. Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gained honor for Myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.” NKJV.
It looked at this point as if God was frustrated with Moses’ incessant cries and commanded him to stop crying and act in faith. When he did, he saw the glory of God. He saw the sea part, Israel delivered and the Egyptians destroyed.
While many people struggle with letting the Holy Spirit take charge of their lives, they work hard to take the lead. It leads to frustration. You can always get better results with the Holy Spirit. He is your friend and he is purposely on earth to help you. If there was no need for comfort and help we will not need a comforter and a helper. Comfort here, is not used in a negative form. It is not just the comfort of consolation in a time of grief, it is all seasons’ comfort.
You are losing out when you fail to acknowledge your need for the Holy Spirit.
- Be filled with the Holy Spirit. (bummyla.wordpress.com)