Devotional for Friday September 27th

Good Morning Everyone,

Our theme for this month: “Living a life of love”

Our Bible verse for today: “Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. So glorify God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (CSB)

Our thought for today: “All that you need is already within you.”

Please read that statement again and think about it for a moment: “All that you need is already within you.” If you are a Christian then God has placed the Holy Spirit in your heart and you have all of Him there is to have. You aren’t lacking anything spiritually. All that you need is already within you. The goal now is to embrace that reality and surrender your will for His, allowing Him to have full access to your mind and heart, and to have His way in your life.

In Matthew 13:44 Jesus taught that the kingdom of heaven is like a valuable treasure that was hidden in a field. In Luke 17:21 He taught that in actuality, the field is your heart and since you are His, the kingdom of God is there, in your heart. The Apostle Paul reiterated this great truth in 2 Corinthians 4:7 when he taught that this treasure (the kingdom of God) is contained within our earthen vessel (the body). That’s what Paul was explaining in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. The Holy Spirit is within you, placed there by God. On the cross Jesus purchased you at the cost of His own life so that He could then use you as a walking, talking, mobile temple of His Holy Spirit.

So you already have within you all that you need in order to fully experience the love of God, and to share the love of God with others. You lack nothing. Your primary task in life now is to first grow in your own experience of God’s love for you, and then to get increasingly better at sharing God’s love with others.

In the Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew 5:14, Jesus told us that as His followers we are to be the light of the world. In other words, we are to shine the light of God’s love into the dark places of the world. The Holy Spirit within us makes it possible for us to do that. It is Him working and shining through us. He is already there, inside of you, all of Him.

All that you need is already within you.

God Bless,
Pastor Jim

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