Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.”
Together with our baptism is the dwelling of the Holy Spirit in us. Whether we have felt the Spirit, the Spirit came into us by the time we surrendered our life to Jesus. We do not base our faith on feelings; we base it on facts that rooted in the Word of God. However, to host the Holy Spirit differs from being filled with it. The Spirit can be a resident in us but not the president.
Our new birth is not like a nice suit or a cosmetic makeup morticians put to the corpse to make it look more like they are good and alive. Our baptism is not an imitation of life but the genuine creation of spiritual life. John says flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to the Spirit. Every human being has a living flesh but it cannot give birth to a living spirit.
The same Holy Spirit that gave Jesus’ disciples the courage to proclaim the gospel and the power to heal and cast away demons lives in us. Let us not make the Spirit just a resident but the president and the Lord of our life.
We have experienced salvation through faith, hence let us live every moment of every day led by the Spirit.
Step 1: Put on a “Smile” (and if appropriate take a step back) and say to yourself: “Jesus, I need you.” (Diffuses tension, relaxes the jaw, open to change)
Step 2: Breathe In and Breathe out slowly: calms your mind, relaxes your body and renews your spirit. Gives time for the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts, words, and actions. Disengage from the situation when appropriate. “Jesus, I trust you.”
Step 3: Love: wrap you and the person(s) or situation in the white light of love, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and peace. Pray for those who persecute you. “Jesus I love you.”
As Jesus is all and in all, we have been given the mandate to love one another.
Jesus Christ is the game changer…Jesus, I need you, trust you and love you.
Unite all in Love for God is Love!