Father, thank you for the Spirit's constant presence in my life. Please empower me with even greater courage and strength as I face the daily challenges in my life. In Jesus' name I pray. AMEN.
When we become followers in Christ, He gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; Titus 3:3-7). The Spirit lives in us, making our bodies a Temple (1 Cor. 6:19-20) and blessing us in many ways (Romans 8).
With the Holy Spirit we can be courageous people even in the face of attack, criticism, and ridicule. The fruit that the Spirit produces (Gal. 5:22-23) and the love that the Spirit pours into our heart (Rom. 5:5) do not make us weak. Instead, the Spirit's presence is a powerful force to help us overcome sin (Rom. 8:13) and live self-disciplined lives.
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YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE FOR A REASON - Russell Kelfer
You are who you are for a reason; You’re part of an intricate plan; You’re a precious and perfect unique design, Called God’s special woman or man.
You look like you look for a reason. Our God made no mistake; He knit you together within the womb; You’re just what He wanted to make.
The parents you had were the ones He chose, And no matter how you may feel, They were custom-designed with God’s plan in mind, And they bear the Master’s seal.
No, that trauma you faced was not easy, And God wept that it hurt you so; But it was allowed to shape your heart So that into His likeness you’d grow.
You are who you are for a reason, You’ve been formed by the Master’s rod; You are who you are, beloved, Because there is a God!
GOD BLESS YOU!