Holy Spirit · Power

ten days…

Ten days…
the days grow shorter…
and the time till Christmas closer…

What emotion rises first…? as you think of the shortness of time…?
Is that the response He wants you to have…?

He came to reveal…
He came to teach…
He came to show us how to live…
He came to empower us to live like Him…

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
Isaiah 11:1-2 ESV
All Jesus did… He did in the power of the Spirit…
His living…
His loving…
His trusting…
His teaching…
By the power of the Holy Spirit…
He lived dependent on the Father…
This is what He showed us…
the power of the Spirit…
This is what He gave us…
made the Way for…
the empowering of the Spirit…

“… Nevertheless, I tell you the truth:
it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away,
the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. …”
John 16:7 ESV
Jesus… He teaches… shows… models for us…
life in the power of the Spirit…
He made the Way… for us to be empowered by the Spirit…
The Holy Spirit… God… His Breath… His Soul…
could not live in hearts condemned by sin…
Through Jesus’s sacrifice… He cleansed our souls… our hearts…
so we might have communion… fellowship… peace… with God…
Through the Way of forgiveness by faith in Christ Jesus…
we receive the indwelling of the Spirit…
The same power that sustained Jesus…
empowered Him in all His Ways…
from teaching to healing…
from dying to rising…
and everything in between…
dwells in us… abides in us… 
this is by Whom we are to live…
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also
do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do,
because I am going to the Father. …” — Jesus
John 14:12 ESV
Upon rising from the grave…
He went to the Father…
and the Father sent the promised Holy Spirit…
by Whom we are to live…
doing even greater works than He…
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control…
Galatians 5:22-23 ESV

How are you when it comes to living like Jesus…? dependent on… empowered by the Spirit…? is there evidence of fruit…? is there evidence of your dependence on Him…?
Lord Jesus… thank You for making the Way…
Thank You for the Spirit…
Thank You for showing me the Way…

Bless me with the ability to walk in the Spirit…
to walk Your Way…

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