MONDAY, MARCH 1
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when He adopted you as His own children. Now we call Him, “Abba, Father.” For His Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
Romans 8:15-16 (NLT)
THE SPIRIT HELPS ME REMEMBER WHO I AM
The scene was San Diego Superior Court. Two men were on trial for armed robbery. An eyewitness took the stand, and the prosecutor moved carefully: “So, you say you were at the scene when the robbery took place?” “Yes.” “And you saw a vehicle leave at a high rate of speed?” “Yes.” “And did you observe the occupants?” “Yes, two men.” “And,” the prosecutor boomed, “are those two men present in court today?” At this point the two defendants sealed their fate. They raised their hands. (Tom Blair)
When you go to court you are supposed to tell the truth. In Romans 8:16, The Holy Spirit “affirms” that we are God’s children. The word used for “affirm” literally means to provide credible supporting evidence to support one’s case in testimony. God put His Spirit inside of us to tell us the truth about who we are as God’s children.
God is a good Father and He speaks to us as His children. Many times the Spirit speaking to us may seem like it’s our conscience. But as a Christian, your conscience is spoken to by God’s Spirit. What is the last thing you believe God said to you on the inside?
Thank God for always telling you the truth about who you are in Christ. Thank Him for always being that still small voice in your heart guiding you.