God's Holy Fire: 'Giving His Spirit'

Sunday, June 25, 2023

So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?
— Galatians 3:5 NIV

Key Thought

God's Spirit is given to those who believe, and God's power is displayed in those who believe. We don't make the Spirit come to us — the Spirit is God's gift to followers of Jesus. We cannot make God's power happen in our lives — his power is released through the work of the Holy Spirit in those who believe. So what's the bottom line? Do we try to force God to act by adhering to a set of laws or rules, or do we believe in Jesus and trust that God will supply the power and guidance of the Spirit for us?

Today's Prayer

O Father, move among us by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe in Jesus and his power to save, redeem, and transform. So we ask for you to move with power among us! In Jesus' name. Amen.

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Illustration

Illustration of Galatians 3:5 NIV — So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?

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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