The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.
Reacquainting Ourselves with the Spirit of Grace
We all enjoy experiencing success in life. It can be tempting to pat ourselves on the back when we succeed, but too many people fail to realize who is ultimately responsible for the good things that happen. There are some things that we simply can’t do all by ourselves. When we see breakthrough, it’s not by our own might or power, but by God’s Spirit.
The Holy Spirit, also called the Spirit of grace, is the One who guides and directs us. He empowers us to succeed, yet few people even know Him. Getting reacquainted with Him enriches our lives in unimaginable ways. When we’re stuck in a situation, we can turn to Him for the answers we need. He wants us to succeed; when we do, He gives us the wisdom to confess that our success is the Lord’s doing, and it’s marvelous in our eyes.
The Holy Ghost gives us power, which is the ability to get the job done. In the Old Testament, when the people were oppressed and cried out to God, the Holy Spirit gave Othniel, Caleb’s younger brother, the power to defeat the enemy. During the first Pentecost, the believers received power when the Spirit came upon them and gave them the boldness to spread the gospel to others. This same power is available to us today; we tap into it when we acknowledge that the Spirit is a real person who wants a relationship with us.
When we ask God for the grace gift of the ability to speak in tongues, He’s happy to oblige. Praying in the Holy Spirit gives us a tremendous advantage because we don’t have to depend on our own limited abilities when we pray. He allows us to talk directly to God by interceding for us with groanings too deep for words. Making Him our unseen partner in life puts us in a win-win situation. Prayer:
Lord, the guidance Your Spirit gives us turns failure into success. He enables us to do things we’re incapable of doing through our own abilities. Thank You for sending Him. In Jesus’ name, amen.Scriptures:
Judges 3:9, 10