Psalm for the Day

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Holy Spirit is our connection to God’s heart………

“And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.”  Isa. 11:2 NLT

Everyone has a fear of something.  People that do not have a right relationship with God fear things on earth instead of God.  People can fear other people, fear situations, and even fear the future when they do not fear God.

“They rejected my advice and paid no attention when I corrected them.
 Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way, choking on their own schemes.   For simpletons turn away from me—to death.  Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.   But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” Prov. 1:30-33 NLT

People that fear God have confidence on earth because they have no fear of anyone, any situation, or anything that can happen.

“Those who fear the LORD are secure; he will be a refuge for their children.  Fear of the LORD is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death.”   Proverbs 14:26-27 NLT

The fear of God comes through knowing God the knowledge of God comes through revelation given by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Love.  As we become more spiritually mature in Christ our motive for obedience to Him changes from fear of discipline to fear of grieving His Holy Spirit in us.

The Holy Spirit is our connection with God, our unity with Him, He is our counselor that communicates God’s words to us, and He is our connection with God’s heart so that we can experience God’s emotions through the Holy Spirit.

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:9-11

As we obey God we remain in His love and His joy will be complete in us. True love, joy, and peace, do not come from us they come from experiencing God’s emotions through His Holy Spirit in us. When we sin we grieve the Holy Spirit and we become separated from God’s love, joy, and peace.

“Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you. And do not make God's Holy Spirit sad; for the Spirit is God's mark of ownership on you, a guarantee that the Day will come when God will set you free.”         Ephesians 4:29-30 GNT

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