Today we will review the major truths discussed throughout the week. Take a moment and consider what we’ve explored. Which truths did you connect with? Which ones were difficult to understand? Allow yourself to reflect on these important truths.
If This is True, Then…
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. The power is the same as the mighty strength.
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Reflection on the Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life
The Holy Spirit, the giver of life, is here with us—with you.
Take a few moments to reflect. How has the Holy Spirit given you life? How has the Holy Spirit brought life to your family and community? Now think about today. You go about your day with the life-giving Spirit of God inside of you. Your life is infused with God-given purpose, possibilities, and power. There are no ordinary interactions, no idle time; every moment is laced with the very presence and power of God.
How does this truth change the way you live today?
Whatever your day holds, whatever the month ahead looks like for you, whatever this year may bring, the Holy Spirit empowers us for all that we face—for all that God is calling us into.
Reflection on the Holy Spirit Who Unifies
The Holy Spirit is at work right now building up the church.
How have you seen God work for unity in the church? What walls have you seen come down? What bridges have you seen built? How might the Holy Spirit lead us unto greater unity? What part can you play?
A great place to begin is prayer. Spend some time praying for the unity of the church in your city or town. Pray for other local churches by name. We also explored this week what it means to be united in fellowship with other believers. Consider this question: how is the Holy Spirit calling you into deeper fellowship with other believers this week?
Perhaps the Holy Spirit is leading you to serve someone, to speak words of encouragement, or to pray for others. Pay attention to the nudges of the Holy Spirit this week.
Reflection on the Holy Spirit as Revealer
The Holy Spirit is the revealer of truth. Consider your life. How has the Holy Spirit guided you and taught you? Are there patterns or themes in how the Holy Spirit tends to lead you?
For example, perhaps you hear God well when surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation or conversing with others. Perhaps to hear from the Lord you need more time in silence or solitude. Is there space in your life right now for you to intentionally seek the leading of the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit also speaks assurances of our salvation. In your life, how has the Holy Spirit spoken assurances of God’s love and presence to you? While God certainly speaks to each of us, the Holy Spirit also uniquely speaks in the context of community. Are you part of a community that seeks the leading of the Holy Spirit? If so, what has that experience been like? If not, consider a step you can take toward community.
As you reflect on the truths discussed throughout the week, which truth has impacted you the most? Why?
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