Thursday – February 22, 2018 – The Holy Spirit is the Giver of Life.
Romans 8:1-2 (NIV) Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set youfree from the law of sin and death.
People often ask, “Why do I exist? What is the reason I am alive?” Most people do not come up with this as an answer. “I exist because the Holy Spirit has breathed life into me.” Have you ever thought about that? If He has breathed life into me (and He has), there must be a reason why. He must know what He has designed me for. He does, and He will provide me with the guidance that I need to become what He intends for me.
It is when you come into that awareness; why it is that the Holy Spirit has breathed life into you, that you will receive freedom. True freedom is different than what most people think of as freedom. Freedom is not doing whatever I choose; it is becoming who the Holy Spirit desires me to be.
Design is an important concept. Tools are made with a purpose in mind. They each have a function and when that function is met, beautiful things occur. We live in a modern world and new horizons are being opened through the ingenuity of human beings who were created in God’s image. Air travel came into existence at the beginning of the last century and is now well beyond its fledgling stages. From the early stages of flight, people were not the only ones who began to soar, so did their imaginations. In the last several years, flight has entered new frontiers because new designs and purposes have been imagined.
Recently, drones have entered public awareness and are in mass production because of the many purposes that they can fulfill. What are drones designed to do? They are designed to fly and when they fulfill their design, they bring about great utility. When they soar and deliver their packages, they are beautiful and useful things. No one would, in the name of freedom, deliberately fly a drone into a tree to watch it crash. It would be ruined for the purpose for which it was designed.
Yet we live in a society that deliberately resists the design of the Holy Spirit and in the name of freedom we have crashed and burned, simply because we want to go our own way rather than the way of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, give me a greater awareness of why You have breathed life into me and why You continue to give me breath. Help me to realize that I need You as much as I need breath.