God's Holy Fire: 'The Spirit Gives Life'

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God.
— Romans 8:10 NLT

Key Thought

Everything that lives is actually in the process of dying — everything, that is, except for those animated and empowered by the Spirit of the living Christ. The power that raised Jesus from the dead is actually at work in us. Not only does the Spirit empower us to find life now, but his presence ensures life forever. We don't stand under judgment but have passed from death to life (John 5:24), and the Spirit is the life within us that is our assurance that we are joined to the Creator of the universe and the Son of God who was raised from the dead. The risen Christ is alive within us!

Today's Prayer

Everlasting Father, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, I thank you for the gift of your grace in Jesus. Without him, I would be nothing. Because of him, by the power of the Holy Spirit within me, I have been reborn to eternal life. Thank you! In Jesus' name. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Romans 8:10 NLT — And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God.

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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