29 Nov Dependent on the Holy Spirit #1 – Extreme Makeover of My Spirit
I admit it. I’m a hopeless, helpless mess. I am a full time project for the Holy Spirit! Thankfully, I’m smart enough to know that if God is going to have anything productive come from my life, He has to step in and make it happen. I constantly find myself calling upon Him for help. Consequently, it was easy for me to preach a message a couple of weeks ago on the subject “Helplessly Dependent on the Holy Spirit.”
This week, I want to briefly share the first way in which the Holy Spirit CONSTANTLY helps me. I am totally dependent on Him to form and structure me so that I am capable of doing what God has ordained for me. According to Jude 20 and 1 Corinthians 14:4, as I pray in the language of the Spirit, there is a edifying going on in the inside of me. The word “edify” comes from the Greek word from which we get our English word “edifice”. So, in other words, as I join together with the Holy Spirit and pray in other tongues, there is a building, strengthening, and fortification going on that is needed to form and solidify the structure for my heavenly assignment. The more that I pray in the Spirit, the stronger the human spirit. In all reality, praying in the Spirit gives my spirit an extreme makeover taking a weak, anemic spirit and transforming it into a spiritual superstructure!!!
You might want to take a minute to join me and stand up and begin to announce along with me (yes, this is a support group for the helpless) that “I am dependent on you, Holy Spirit. I need you to build me in my spirit so that I can fulfill the plan of God for my life.”