ABOVE ONLY DEVOTIONAL DECEMBER 21 2017 THE CHRIST-CENTERED LIFE 4
Date: THURS DEC 21
Topic: The Christ-Centered Life 4
When the Holy Spirit, who is truth, comes, he shall guide you into all truth, for he will not be presenting his own ideas, but will be passing on to you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He shall praise me and bring me great honor by showing you my glory. *Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
When Mary was wondering how she would divinely conceive and bring forth Jesus into the world, angel Gabriel said to her: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:35-37 (NIV).)
I am pleased to tell you that if you are ready to have a Christ-centered life, the Holy Spirit is going to overshadow and cause the power and glory of Christ to manifest in your life. In explaining how the lame man by the Beautiful gate was healed, Peter conceded that it was not by his power or holiness that the man had been healed. On the contrary, God had simply glorified Christ, Acts 3:12-13. By the power of the Holy Spirit, God will glorify Christ in your life in various ways. The power of the Holy Spirit greatly accompanies and manifests in the lives of people who are passionate about Christ.
Do not be afraid of how you will focus on Christ, become more like Christ and help others do the same because the Holy Spirit is in you to guide you. One of His major assignments is to glorify Christ in your life and to take what belongs to Christ and manifest it in your life. As the Holy Spirit helped you to acknowledge Jesus as the Lord of your life, He will help you to know Christ and be more like Christ in every area of your life. You have the life of Christ in you. Just remain conscious of the presence of the Holy Spirit and yield yourself to Him as you manifest His life. Be like Christ. Think like Christ thinks and behave like Christ behaves.
Heavenly Father, may the power of the Holy Spirit overshadow me and reveal the life, power and glory of Christ in me.