Spirit and Life

“The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life (John 6:63*).”

Thank You, Lord, that Your Spirit gives us life. You are the Vine. We are the branches. We draw our nourishment from You. (John 15:4-5) Depending on my own thinking and doing what looks good to me has never benefited anyone. I see that more as I trust You more.

Jesus, You said Your words are spirit and life. I want to fill up on Your words. But I see that if I want to partake of the life they give, I must also put those words into practice, doing what You say and persevering in that. [“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and ignores it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”–Matthew 7:24-27*  (Emphasis mine.)]

So if I find out what You said, write it down, and even memorize it, I can still miss out on the life You want me to have. To enjoy Your abundant life, I need to do what You say—obey You. I need the power of the Holy Spirit working in me to do that. And that is just what You promised!

“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him (Philippians 2:13*).

Oh thank You, Lord, that Your Holy Spirit helps me today to feed on Your Word and do what it says. Amen.

(*Scripture quotes are New Living Translation.)

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6 responses to “Spirit and Life

  1. Thank you Tricia, a great focus with much Truth, God tells us all things work together for good when we Love Him and when we do Love Him we will want to obey Him and yes to also Aim to be perfected in Love and as you shared we won’t be doing this alone even when the Storms of life come God will be with us and give us His Strength to endure as the Scripture below confirms, I may have shared this Song with you before but it greatly lifts me up and I hope it does you too.

    Isaiah 43:1-3….. Fear not for I have redeemed thee I have called thee by thy name thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters I will be with thee and through the rivers they shall not overflow thee, when thou walkest through the fire thou shalt not be burned neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour….. (KJV)

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of Peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (KJV)

    Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the Children of Men. (KJV)

    Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

    • Thanks for your comments, the Scriptures, and the song, Anne. That is a beautiful song and the pictures on the video are gorgeous. I appreciate your thoughts, the Bible verses you shared, and the video. Thank you for sharing.
      Blessings and love in Christ–Tricia

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  3. It does help to memorize! Thank you.

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