“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.”
This is important for us to see, the Holy Spirit will raise us and give us life. This life is not only for eternity but for our days on earth. When we surrender and stay quiet enough to hear the Holy Spirit, that's exactly what will happen. Our lives are being changed everyday by what we learn in His word, are we listening? When it says we are new creations, are we living that way?
I want to grow everyday to be like Him and in doing that I must believe the Holy Spirit was given to me when I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Look at Ephesians chapter 1 verse 13 which says; “And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, He identified you as His own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom He promised long ago.” Let's not forget this and stay stuck in our thoughts of who we were, let's keep seeking and celebrating that because of Jesus we are new.
We don't have to look back, we can fix our eyes on Him and know that Jesus, after being raised, has given us the Holy Spirit to guide us. In John chapter 14 verse 26 it says; “But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” It also says in John chapter 16 verse 13, “When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own but will tell you what He has heard. He will tell you about the future.” So we have what we need by God, are we willing to be led and not have all the control? Can we say not my will God but yours? It is our responsibility to have a relationship with Him and be apart of what He has promised, so let's keep growing and let's stay focused on all that He has for us. Amen