“And be not drunk with wine…but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” Ephesians 5:18-20
My Mom begins each day with the same question. “Anything exciting going on today?” My usual answer reflects the usual circumstances of life. “No, Mom, it’s just a normal day.” But normal doesn’t have to breed boredom nor mean living in a rut when lived in the Spirit.
As a young man, John’s life (This is John the disciple of Christ)mirrored the fishermen of his day. Until he met Jesus. He walked with Christ. He saw God in the flesh, heard God’s word spoken through His own mouth and he believed. His belief gave birth to living in the Spirit. His normal day transformed into a lifetime of living life to the fullest, living it in the Spirit.
God does not limit living in the Spirit to those who walked and talked with Jesus in the flesh. Jesus told His followers it was necessary for Him to go back to the Father, in order for the Holy Spirit to come. And He finished by saying, “…when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” John 16:13-14
We can live in the Spirit because He lives in us. “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, and ye are not your own?” 1Corinthians 6:19
Through the indwelling Holy Spirit, believers can walk with Jesus, talk with Jesus and participate in His mighty works. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works that these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” John 14:12
Living in the Spirit transforms the meaning of a normal day.
Praying you live each day in the fullness of the Holy Spirit, bearing the fruits of His presence in your life to a lost world. To God be the glory.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance; against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5:22-25