Monday, December 22, 2014

What defines your day?

I might wake up on a particular day feeling physically tired or stressed or impatient, and humanly speaking, those things would probably define my day. But the reality is that I am indwelt by the Holy Spirit. And because of this reality, stress and tiredness and impatience don’t have to define my day.—Forgotten God, page 110

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Indeed! We live by the power of the Holy Spirit, not by human strength. God's power doesn't fade as we get tired—provided we depend on him and not on our own strength.

If you listen to some songs (and not a little teaching as well), you will notice that they talk about "reaching the end of our own strength" and imply that is the point where God's help kicks in. That is garbage! That is self-help theology.

Without the sustaining power of the Holy Spirit, we don't have any strength to begin with!
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