FIVE YEARS FROM NOW
This Weeks Introduction: Over the past few weeks at Connect Church we have been discussing the importance of setting spiritual goals. We are called to set the lifelong spiritual goal of sanctification. Sanctification is the word Christians use to express our desire to reach our potential, or become the people that God wants us to become. The journey to reach our full potential is not something that we can do without the Holy Spirit. This week we will focus on the essential power of the Holy Spirit to achieve our spiritual goals. ~ Pastor Adam Ricks
Read: 2 Corinthians 12:9
” 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ” (NIV 2 Corinthians 12:9)
Study: Sanctification is not an exercise of willpower. There is no human being that is strong enough to achieve holiness on their own. This should not be discouraging to us, our human weakness simply prevents us from fully reaching our potential by trying harder. If we are going to grow and become more like Christ, we must depend on the Holy Spirit. Do you depend on the Holy Spirit to help you go or do you simply try harder? What is preventing you from asking the Holy Spirit for help today?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, this week I pray that you open my eyes to the importance of the Holy Spirit. Please allow me to stop leaning on my own strength, and instead depend on the power of the spirit. Amen.