THEME: THE HOLY SPIRIT
1 John 3:23-24
“And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.”
-If we love one another we abide in God and God in us. We should realize that we are God’s chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His special possession, that we may declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9). If God loves us this much, we ought to love one another and let His light shine through us to others. We love because the Holy Spirit has deposited love in our hearts for He loved us first. We must therefore demonstrate love by loving God and one another. But if we say that we love God but hate our neighbor whom we see, we become liars. Only the Holy Spirit can teach us how to love in truth. We know that love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy and it does not boast. We are reminded to love one another with a pure heart, for love covers a multitude of sin, and love never fails. If we love God we must also keep His commandments, and the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit will come in us and make His home in us. There are three that testify, the Spirit, the water and the blood, and if we believe in God, we have His testimony in our hearts. Every spirit that confesses that Jesus is God, is from God. If we believe that the One who is in us is greater that the one who is in the world, we bear the Spirit of truth. If we believe in the Son of God we have life, but if we don’t believe in the Son, we do not have eternal life. We are God’s children and we are called to have communion with Him and know Him for who He truly is and believe in Him. Let us then love God and one another for this is what God commands us to do.
We love You Lord our God for who You are, thank You for loving us first. We believe in You Jesus, thank You for dying on the cross for our sins. Cleanse us from all unrighteousness by Your precious blood Jesus and make us whole we humbly ask You. We welcome You Holy Spirit in our hearts, draw us to Yourself by Your love. Preserve us from anxiety, fear, evil thoughts and lead us in Your way of everlasting. Touch every soul that does not know You Holy Spirit and lead them to the Door of salvation. May Your love Holy Spirit take over our hearts, homes, families, relationships, marriages, work places, institutions, nation and the whole world. May Your peace that surpasses all understanding dwell in our hearts and minds through You Christ Jesus. Preserve us Holy Spirit from all danger and snares of the evil one for we are Your children and we belong to You. Help us to always keep Your commandments and correct us each time we go astray. We love You Lord our God, thank You for loving us. Inflame us with Your love Holy Spirit and help us to follow You always in our journey of faith. May all our words and deeds be a true reflection of You Jesus, so that others may see us and believe in You, for the glory of Your name. All glory, honor, power and praise belongs to You Lord, now and forever. Amen
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