June 29, 2007

God's Work in Me


Today I began the second week of the Living Beyond Yourself Bible study by Beth Moore.  The focus this week is on the Spirit, and I was amazed by the power and energy of the Holy Spirit, and its role within the trinity.  To think that Jesus needed the Spirit's power to be able to live a perfect life and go to the cross for me... He relied on the Spirit (Hebrews 9:14)!  Even though He was fully God, the Spirit empowered and energized Him to do the work of the Father.  I am more certain than ever that the Spirit will be able to empower me to do whatever God wills for me to do and reveals to me through His Word.  The Spirit will not just empower me to do the big life-changing things, but the Spirit will also empower me to do the everyday things that seem beyond me, like keeping my cool with my kids and settling conflicts wisely, like homeschooling 2 older children while caring for a preschooler and twin toddlers, like eliminating the mountain of "stuff" that occupies my basement (and my life) without losing track of my other responsibilities as a wife and mother....The Spirit works in me to accomplish these "little" changes, which aren't so little to me, to change me into the person God wants me to be...the woman He created me to be.

Lord, I am amazed at who You are.  Even after drawing the picture and contemplating the way You work, I cannot say that I fully understand it.  I look forward to the day when I will see You face to face and understand exactly who You are.  I can only imagine what my reaction might be when I finally "get it".  Thank you for revealing Your will to me through Your Word and for empowering me to do it through Your Holy Spirit.  Help me not to rely on my own strength and get discouraged in difficult circumstances, but to seek Your will and allow Your Spirit to work in me to accomplish what I could not do in my own strength.  Spirit of the Living God, fall fresh on me!  Amen.

Posted by jennbeck at June 29, 2007 07:07 AM