Has your life been changed by the Holy Spirit?
April 4, 2012
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.
A while back, I read a Gallup poll which said more people believe in God and even confess a “born-again” experience than ever before. And yet many of those same people who confessed a new-birth experience in Jesus Christ, also admitted that their lives were not any different than before. They were just about the same.
Now let me be the first to tell you that becoming a follow of Jesus Christ doesn’t mean all temptation ceases. In fact, you’ll likely be put in the enemy’s crosshairs for temptation in certain areas of sin the minute you trust Jesus. Yet your battle should look remarkably different as you move from fighting in your own strength fighting in Christ’s power.
So why don’t people have the power to live the Christian life? Why don’t “born-again Christians” have the power to have godly homes and godly marriages and godly families? To me, the answer is simple: because they’ve never made the wonderful discovery of the Spirit-filled life!
Now please don’t misunderstand me. The Spirit of God can be inside of you, yet not fill you. The filling of the Holy Spirit only comes through surrender to Him—giving Him control of every aspect of your life. So be filled with the Spirit by giving Him control of your life and watch your life be radically transformed!
BEING FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT MEANS GIVING HIM CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE. SO SURRENDER YOUR WILL TO GOD’S AND WATCH HOW IT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE!
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