Mon, 31 Jul 2017 03:57:37 GMT
--So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. -Zechariah 4:6
Thank you that we do not have to depend on our own strength or power to do what is pleasing to you. We do not have to be strong to win your approval.
At baptism your Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us, to comfort, protect, and teach us through Your Word. Our souls are sealed by Him if we abide in You.
By your Holy Spirit we...
-endure when we feel like giving up.
-help others even when we feel weak ourselves.
-find courage to confess and repent when we need to.
-have courage when we are afraid.
-love others when it's really hard.
-forgive when we've been hurt.
-teach, serve, and bring others to Jesus.
-find joy and peace when there should be none.
-and win any battle that the enemy throws at us.
Father, we praise and thank you for all these blessings of your Holy Spirit and many, many more.