Oh dear Holy Spirit, how can we please You this morning? “We bow down to You, give You rulership over who we are. Live Your life in us. We give our life to You; do with it as YOU will."
We are a host for You Holy Spirit God. Such privilege is almost overwhelming! Help us be more constantly aware of the treasure we hold, Lord. Your holiness indwells us, since You inhabit us. Help us grow and live in truthful understanding of all that is incorporated into Your indwelling habitation, Lord! We want to be fully aware of how precious You are, and constantly mindful of this wonderful gift.
Holy Spirit, You are the third person of the Trinity. You are also the One we seem to know the least about, the mysterious One! You are real and You now indwell me. Wow! I just want to know, does my spirit intermingle with You? Is this how we can communicate with each other, and feel Your Presence? I wish for new deeper understanding of You. I know Scripture says:
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)
18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
Indeed Lord, You are doing new things! We wish to hear Your voice and obey Your word to us. Things of the past are gone forever. Now a new beginning is coming. You have changed weather patterns reflecting the war in heaven, but Spring wins on earth and new birth, Jesus, wins in heaven as well as on earth. So reveal to us Lord, the “way You are creating in the wastelands” of the minds of Your people; how can we help on the effectiveness of “the streams” of life You are creating? Holy Spirit, You are our teacher. We submit ourselves to Your Word of wisdom and teaching. Holy One, teach us! In Your Word it tells us the first step is to be reborn:
5-6 Jesus said, “You’re not listening. Let me say it again. Unless a person submits to this original creation—the ‘wind-hovering-
over-the-water’ creation, the invisible
moving the visible, a baptism into a new life—
it’s not possible to enter God’s kingdom.
We know Genesis 1 talks of the Spirit hovering over the waters of the unformed abyss. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. . . until God speaks and creation begins. So also the Spirit hovers over the child born of sin until he hears and accepts the truth. Then he/she, touched by the Spirit, is reborn a child of God and grace.
John 3:6 When you look at a baby, it’s just that: a body you can look at and touch. But the person who takes shape within is formed by something you can’t see and touch—the Spirit—and becomes a living spirit.
Holy Spirit, with newness we perceive the Word. Like the baby we can see and touch, but who can guess the spirit within it and who this person shall become? None can tell. So is it when a person is reborn, a living spirit touched by Holy Spirit, a brand new person is formed.
Holy Spirit I am a new person. My life is no longer self- directed, but You-directed. You indwell me. I invite You to live Your life fully in me. I sacrifice my body to You; use it as You will to accomplish Your purposes! Lord, my life is Yours. I am Your bondservant. I trust You to guide my life journey Holy Spirit, that I might fulfill the potential Father put within me.