Today’s Key Scripture
“I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. You’ll once again live in the land I gave your ancestors. You’ll be my people! I’ll be your God!”
— Ezekiel 36:26-28, MSG
The Holy Spirit I have come to know is the One who turns ordinary people into spiritual giants: “By faith, these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight” (Hebrews 11:33-34, NLT).
The Spirit of God anointed a shepherd boy named David and caused him to slay a lion, a bear, and a giant named Goliath (1 Samuel 17). He’s the same Spirit who gave Elijah the power to outrun the chariot of Ahab (1 Kings 18:46) and who gave the apostle Paul the strength to preach after he had been stoned and left for dead (Acts 14:19-28).
We are given the same promise: “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you” (Romans 8:11, NLT).
Believers who seem ordinary can be victors as we walk in fellowship with Him, for “in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37)!
A Prayer for Today
Dear heavenly Father, I believe that You can make me more than a conqueror as I stand ardently on Your promises. Thank You for promising that if I draw near to You, You will draw near to me. Help me to cherish communion with You, no matter what is going on in my life. I desire You above all. I’m so grateful that You are working on my behalf, even when I don’t see what is taking place spiritually. I ask that You increase my passion for spending even more time with You. Help me to stay where You want me to be and to depend upon Your promises. I thank You for victory in every area of my life, for I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.