Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Daily devotional: Gift of the Holy Spirit

Scripture
So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came upon David in power. Samuel then went to Ramah.
1 Samuel 16:13 NIV

Observation
When I think about God giving the Holy Spirit to Saul and then taking Him away, and then when I read about David receiving the Holy Spirit in power, I am thankful and grateful that unlike during the Old Testament times when only a few people had the Holy Spirit living in them, Jesus has given us an indescribable, priceless gift.

Application
Don't take the Holy Spirit for granted. Foster my walk with God, treat my bodily dwelling with respect, seek the Lord and listen to the Spirit. Thank God for the Holy Spirit and live in His power!

Prayer
Lord, I am so grateful that You poured out Your Spirit on me and all others who believe in You. Help me to walk in the newness of life I have in You. Open my heart, my eyes, and my ears to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit's leading. I rely not on my power but Yours! I love you, Lord!

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