We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him. — Acts 5:32
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
Of all the many gifts God gives, the gift of his presence in us through his Holy Spirit is among the most precious. The Spirit’s presence makes us God’s temple (1 Cor. 6:19). The Spirit intercedes for us according to the will of God when we pray (Rom. 8:26-27). The Spirit helps us overcome the pull of our flesh (Rom. 8:13-14). The Spirit gives us strength in our inner being (Eph. 3:16). In other words, the Spirit is at work to transform us to the character of Christ. Let’s thank God for his holy presence in us through the Holy Spirit.
Father, thank you so much for your Holy Spirit who even now is interceding for me as I pray. Please strengthen me through your Spirit as I seek to live a holy life dedicated to you. Dear Father, it is my heart’s desire for you to transform me by your Spirit to be more like your Son in character and compassion. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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