There are 3 Ways that His Divine influence (Grace) are maximized in a believer’s life:
- THE WORD OF GOD (review last weeks ‘Now Matters’ to catch up on this one.)
- THE HOLY SPIRIT – Why do we need a relationship with the Holy Spirit?
God fathers us through the Holy Spirit. Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as the Witness that He would send from the Father. He also referred to Him as the Comforter or Counselor.
“But when the Counselor is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.“John 15:26 (NIV)
He also refers to the Holy Spirit as one who fathers us.
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.John 14:18
We should grow in grace by learning the fathering nature of the Holy Spirit. Have you ever needed to be fathered through a crisis? A decision? A grief or depression? Combined with studying the Word of God to know Jesus, we need the presence of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is within every believer. He stands ready to teach us, guide us and comfort us. His presence in us should provide a continual conversation with His Divine Influence. Talk with the Holy Spirit. Pour out your heart to Him. God did not save us to live like orphans on earth.
God saved us to fellowship with us. He calls us to fellowship and partnership with Him throughout our life on earth. He is not a foreign God. He is an intimate God. His Spirit empowers us to live as His reflection of the love and life of Jesus.
We are redeemed from the limitations of worldly knowledge and wisdom. We are His empowered Ambassadors! We are carriers of His Grace and Truth. We were born again to enjoy His Divine Influence. The more we study the Word of God and seek the Holy Spirit for revelation concerning what we are reading, the greater our intimacy with the Holy Spirit grows.
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy, and find grace to help in our time of need.Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)
Now let’s look at this verse with the definition of grace from the original Greek:
Let us then approach the throne of God’s Divine Influence with confidence, so that we may receive mercy & find His Divine Influence & it’s reflection in our life to help in our time of need.
Remember that God told Paul that “His Grace is sufficient”? That same sufficiency is for us through both God’s Word and His Holy Spirit. Wrap your heart around both. This is Good News!