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The Holy Spirit Is a Gift that Keeps Giving

The Holy Spirit Is a Gift that Keeps Giving

The gift of the Holy Spirit is a gift that keeps giving every day of a believer’s life. Jesus knew what he did when he sent the Holy Spirit to us. Without God’s Spirit, we’d be powerless to follow Jesus the way are meant to. So we were gifted the Holy Spirit who transforms, inspires, and empowers us. But the Holy Spirit is not an impersonal force but a divine person of the triune God as the Bible tells us….

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The Holy Spirit Touches Our Hearts in Prayer

The Holy Spirit Touches Our Hearts in Prayer

Have you ever felt the touch of the Holy Spirit? If you have, there is nothing the world can do or say to you to make you quit believing. When the Holy Spirit convinces you Jesus is alive, you know it for certain. Most often the Holy Spirit speaks softly, without a fanfare. Sure, God can make also loud statements. But most often the Holy Spirit touches our hearts while we pray and worship God. Yes, we are told to…

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Blessings Happen by Grace

Blessings Happen by Grace

One of many temptations in life is to forget where our blessings come from. We explain blessings away by thinking things happened by accident or it was serendipity. Or we take credit for those blessings. Or we don’t recognise them. Sometimes blessings are hard to see or they come in disguise. Also, it takes time for a seed of blessing to grow into a tree and bear fruit. The middle verses of the Bible emphasise the importance of counting our blessings and…

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Not Just Mercy, But Grace

Not Just Mercy, But Grace

Do you know the difference between grace and mercy? I was reading a prayer of Daniel and I was awed by the humbleness how he approached God. He realized we really don’t deserve anything from God. Yet he boldly approached God for appealing for his compassion. I was thinking that’s how we all should approach God: humbly yet boldly. It’s true we don’t have anything to offer God. But yet he is inviting us to come to him. It’s not…

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