DAY 16 – The Help You Need Is In You
And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because
of righteousness.- (Romans 8:10)
You have made it to day 16! Wow! Keep going, you’re almost there! Keep your eyes on the Lord because He is your strength!
When it comes to knowing and understanding your identity in Christ, there are two areas of truth that must take root in your heart in order to produce good fruit. The 1st is, you must know who you are and the 2nd is, you must know what you have. Knowing who you are in Christ is the beginning of living a victorious and abundant life, but we must not stop here. We must press in and get understanding on what we have in Christ Jesus.
If the Spirit of God lives in you, there is power available for you to overcome every temptation that comes your way. When we face temptations we like to run everywhere else except to the arms of the Holy Spirit. We love running to Pastors, Elders, Deacons, and even laymen that are on fire for God. I know I was guilty of this for a long time. Please hear my heart, I believe in accountability and gaining strength and encouragement from others, but man (flesh) should not be our first choice of help in times of trouble.
Jesus says in John 14:16, 17 that the Father will send us another Helper and that Helper is in you! Please receive this truth today! That Helper, the Holy Spirit that lives in you has transformed you into a walking temple. You are the very place where Heaven and Earth meet! Wow! This gets me so excited because this changes my perspective on how I see myself.
When the Holy Spirit became one with your spirit (Born Again) He brought His fruit with Him. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control (Galatians 5:22, 23). Saints of God, you don’t need to pray for more love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness or self control! It’s ALREADY IN YOU! You must receive this by faith, and when you do your life will never be the same.
Your prayer life will never be the same! When you pray for more patience, God replies, “You already have it.” This is His answer because you have the fruit of the Spirit inside of you. When you pray for more self control, God answers, “I have already given it to you.” So now you’re probably asking, “Why don’t I see this fruit in my life?” And my answer comes out of Romans 12:2, we draw out every spiritual blessing that is in us when we renew our minds with the word of God.
Transformation takes place that becomes visible for the world to see when we take the time to study our Bibles, meditate, confess and live out the word of God. Today run to the arms of Jesus by running to the Spirit when you need help. You don’t have to go that far to get His attention.
Confession: Everything I need to overcome temptation is in me already.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, give me discipline to renew my mind so I can draw out every spiritual blessing that’s in me to live a victorious and abundant life.