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Today’s 333 Devotional: “A Spirit-Filled Heart”
The main quality that every Christian’s heart should possess is being Spirit-Filled. If there’s any quality that supersedes all other qualities a Christian heart should possess, this is it, because such a heart directs the flow of our lives.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)
A Spirit-filled heart allows us to be forgiving, courageous, obedient, and faithful, filled with integrity, grace, hope, praise, and more, allowing us to be servants of God.
The Holy Spirit is the choreographer who designs, arranges, and directs the flow of our lives and of the church. This is because the Holy Spirit transcends our own ability and empowers us by transforming our inability.
A great example is when Jesus’s disciples were praying behind closed doors in Jerusalem while waiting for Jesus’s promise. On the Day of Pentecost, the disciples were endued with Holy Spirit power, and they changed the world.
They went from being afraid to being fearless.
Further, who else can clean up our hearts the way Jesus cleaned out the temple. Understanding this, Jesus said. “I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever–the Spirit of truth.” (John 14:14-15)
Jesus said He was going to send the Holy Spirit, describing Him as another helper like unto Himself.
So just as Jesus cleansed the temple of the money changers and those who sold sacrifices (Matthew 21:13), the Holy Spirit can cleanse us, kicking out whatever is defiling God’s temple within us.
And that temple residing within is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Paul asked, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19)
Therefore, we really need to have Holy Spirit-filled hearts, and allow Him to do that inside cleansing, that work of transformation we need.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study