Unlimited spiritual strength available

By Dave Henning / November 3, 2020

“Too often we get used to living a partial version of the Christ-centered life, in our own strength, without ever realizing the Spirit’s power at work within us.  With unlimited spiritual strength available, it is almost humorous to think about the little things that worry us, discourage us, and hold us back.”- Heath Adamson

“Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”- Psalm 51:11-12 (ESV)

Heat Adamson concludes Chapter 8 of The Sacred Chase as he wisely observes that whatever chains us serves as a reminder of how we perceive normality.  Yet, with the Holy Spirit’s power, it would be quite easy to break those chains.  Therefore, Heath notes, whatever holds us back often isn’t as strong as we believe it is.

Furthermore, we never find ourselves isolated or alone on our sacred chase.  Because the Holy Spirit always remains with us.  And, the Spirit tells us 24/7/365 exactly who we are.  Above all, the Holy Spirit cries out deep within us exactly what Jesus heard from His heavenly Father after His baptism.  God identifies you as His beloved child.

In Malaysia, they grow a strain of rare and prized bamboo.  Growers water and fertilize the seeds as necessary during the first year after planting.  But after that first year, nothing visibly happens.  The same pattern occurs during years two, three, and four.  However, in the fifth year, the bamboo grows ninety feet in thirty days.  Certainly, this approach fails if one attempts it in Alaska!

Finally, Heath applies this to the condition of  your heart:

“What we think, how we feel, our motives, and both the large and microscopic choices that make up our days are the environment the Spirit’s work is planted in.  When the environment is right, the fruit of the Spirit grows (Galatians 6:9). . . .  When we move from proximity to intimacy, from being almost yielded to being completely authentic and vulnerable with God, paying attention to the subtle whisper of God’s Spirit creates the right internal environment for us to spiritually thrive.”

Today’s question: What Bible verses point you to the unlimited spiritual strength available through the Spirit’s power?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Another level of our spiritual inheritance”

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