POWER OF HIS SPIRIT // JULY 16, 2021
"Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you, and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord."
The Lord promised the Jewish people that he would resurrect their dead lives and put his Spirit into them. His Spirit would bring them life and enable them to return to their land. Afterwards, they would know for certain that the Lord had spoken, and he was the source of their renewed hope.
This last season has been rough -- quarantine, pandemic, economic uncertainty, political and racial tension. We look around, and we see a valley of dry bones. But God wants to take this valley of dry bones and bring life! It's not enough to simply say, "Greater is he who is in me than he who is in the world." (1 John 4:4) We need to really discover that life comes through the power of his Spirit. We need his Spirit to live and see his promises fulfilled in our lives.
Life comes from the proclamation of the word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. This week you have heard the word proclaimed; now lean into the power of the Holy Spirit. Through prayer, invite the Spirit to fill you, and breathe fresh life into you. Ask him to empower you. Then choose to walk in his power today, as he guides your steps.