Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Filter

We’ve all done it. We’ve blurted out what’s on our mind without “thinking” first. Once out there, it’s too late; there’s no getting the words back.

But for the believer, we have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us, as a helper, nudging us and teaching us what to say and what not to say. Much like a filter; He sifts our mind and helps keep us in check.

But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26

What’s the purpose of the Holy Spirit? Why does He “run interference”? He is teaching us to become more like Christ.

It can be difficult to wrap our brains around the fact that God loves us so much that He takes up residence inside our hearts. Even when we mess up, when something shoots out of our mouth that doesn’t honor Him, He will forgive us if we ask. His grace covers us and His love fills us, so that we, too, can forgive others who say things that hurt us.

It seems the least we can do for the Lord while we are here in these mortal bodies is to honor Him. We do that by spending time with Him and in His word, worshipping Him, and glorifying Him with our thoughts, words, and actions.

May your heart beat for Christ alone, for He is worthy....

In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Revelation 5:12



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