Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by yourÂ observing the law, or by your believing what you heard?Â – (Galatians 3:5)
God’s Spirit is given and God’s power is displayed in those whoÂ believe. We don’t make the Spirit come to us — the Spirit is God’sÂ gift to followers of Jesus. We cannot make God’s power happen inÂ our lives — this power is released through the work of the HolyÂ Spirit in those who believe.
So what is the bottom line? Do weÂ believe or do we try to force God to act by adhering to a set ofÂ laws or do we believe in Jesus and trust God will supply what weÂ need?
There are two important points. The first is the Spirit is a gift, given freely.Â All that is necessary is for us to allow Him in.Â The second point is that He is the Gift of both God, the Father, and God the Son.Â Jesus promised that after his departure, He and God, the Father, would send the Holy Spirit, to assist the apostles in their mission to spread the message of God.Â The Holy SpiritÂ is also referred to as the the Advocate or the Spirit of truth.
The gift of the Holy Spirit did not end with the apostles.Â God continues to give out the Holy Spirit, as the church grows in Acts.
Prayer: O Father, move among us by the power of the Holy Spirit. WeÂ believe in Jesus and his power to save, redeem, and transform. SoÂ we ask for you to move with power among us! In Jesus’ name. Amen.