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Skip the Stress #2

Every mouth-watering recipe holds at least one secret ingredient. Asiago cheese. Or Basil. Or a port wine. Or bittersweet chocolate.

Am I making you hungry? Sorry.

It’s that one ingredient that makes it all work. That one item that forces you to drive to the grocery store, even while you’re already cooking.

Jesus told the disciples that there was something they needed, before they could tell others about him. Without this, they would not have any power to persuade others about him.

And, this would be crucial to their on-going relationship with himself. A rather important ingredient, wouldn’t you say?

Jesus said the Holy Spirit would come live inside of them.

Before Jesus’ crucifixion, he told his disciples, “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever…the Spirit of truth…he dwells with you and will be in you.”

Jesus went on to say, “…the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” (John 14)

You’ll see the Holy Spirit, or “the Spirit of God” mentioned throughout the Bible. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity.

The Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit > one God.

As humans, limited by time and space, we’re not really going to be able to figure out three, yet only one. I’m ok with that. What’s important is that this is what God has revealed about himself.

(If you want more explanation about the Trinity, here you go: https://www.everystudent.com/forum/trinity.html)

But here’s what I really want you to know. We are not living separately from God. God lives within us, and changes our lives, from the inside out. He changes our hearts, our attitudes towards people.

Steve Pogue has written an article where he refers to the Holy Spirit as the Christian’s secret.

You’ll see how the Holy Spirit inside of us gives us power to live the life God desires for us.

The secret ingredient.

Take a look: http://www.startingwithgod.com/new-life/spirit-filled

Talk again soon.

If you have any questions, we are happy to chat with you. Just email us here.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Adamson
director of Everystudent.com
and startingwithGod.com

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