And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
– Romans 8:10-17
In his work, Experience the Spirit: the Power of Pentecost Everyday, Henry Blackaby asked an intriguing question, and that question is: “Will God ever ask you to do something you are not able to do?” ponder over that question for a while before I give you his answer. The answer he gave is as this:
“Yes! All the time, Yes! It must be that way for God’s glory and kingdom. If we function according to our ability alone, we get the glory; if we function according to the power of the Spirit within us, God gets the glory. He wants to reveal Himself to a watching world.”
When God urges you to do something and you shy away because you consider the thing too big or too hard for you to handle, it shows that you are looking at your own limited strength and ability and not on the almighty ability of God and His Spirit inside you. One way you know that God is the One guiding you to do something is that He will give you something that is big enough for you to require His help – something that will drive you to go on your knees and seek His face. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, He declared several times that nothing is impossible for Him to do. “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27).
In your journey to your God-ordained destination in life, you will do great things, not by your power or by your might, but by the Spirit of the Lord who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all you ever imagined or prayed for.
- Pray that you will be filled afresh with strength in your inner man.
- Pray that beyond praying in tongues, the church will use the power of the Holy Ghost for great works.
CONFESSION: Nothing is impossible to God. I am united with Him and nothing is impossible to me.