Is the Holy Spirit Working in your Life?


Is the Holy Spirit working in your Life?

There are ways to know if you are more than a Christian. What I mean by “more than” is not to say anything about salvation, but how you are enjoying your relationship with God and how you are growing in the Lord; how others are benefiting from your relationship with God.  With that having been said, let us proceed to examine the question.

  1. The Holy Spirit will guide you against temptation and convict you should you fall to temptation. Rely on what the Spirit wants to bring to your attention that will elevate you in God’s service.
  2. Many people “pretend” to have gifts from the Holy Spirit…beware of them! However, God does want to empower you with gifts.  He desires to give gifts to men so that he can give gifted believers to the church and the world.
  3. Gifts are wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, languages, interpretation of languages. The Bible says what gifts are given to individuals, are given as God wills.
  4. Through the Holy Spirit God has selected members in particular within the church to function in specific ways. Some of those functions are apostles, prophets, teachers, miracles, healings, helps, governments, various languages. The whole point is to ask ourselves how we are particular members serving God within the church and in the community.
  5. Each day we are tempted by lust of the flesh. However, as we walk in the Holy Spirit, we will not fulfill the lust of flesh. Every believer is tempted, every believer falls from time to time. But as we walk closer to God through the Holy Spirit’s influence, we will gain new spiritual strength.
  6. It is interesting to note what Paul wrote to the Galatians in chapter 5. You probably have heard it often when people talk about fruits of the Spirit. This is not multiple but singular. When you cut open an orange or grapefruit, you will see various areas separate from the others. In the case of the Holy Spirit working in our lives, there should be individual and significant demonstration of that influence. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, restraint of anger, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control.

What a challenge this is! More than that, what an opportunity this is! Don’t be satisfied with the daily performance of Christian life. Serving God is more than being a good person and going to church. Our relationship with God must have greater significance than the day before. Above is a checklist to ask yourself about your relationship with God and others. Let us all join together in attitude and spirit wherever we are in the world to desire that the Holy Spirit work actively in our lives.

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