To Truly Change

Ephesians 3:16 “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being.” NIV 

During my initial stages of birth into the kingdom of God, I felt pressured to live a righteous life. Not knowing much about salvation, I desperately tried to change my old ways. However, I kept falling back, getting frustrated and guilty. I almost gave up the hope of ever changing. It was until I realized that in the same way I was saved, I need God through his Holy Spirit to walk with me on my spiritual journey.

The Holy Spirit dwells in us as believers and has the power to reinforce our inner being helping us replace our destructive habits with healthy qualities. Since Gods spirit is divine, it cleanses US up so as to dwell in a holy place. It is wrong to think that changing our ways by legalistically following the rules is the way to go. Letting the Holy Spirit convict and change us from the inside changes our heart and mind giving a genuine want to be Christ-like day after day.

We invite the Holy Spirit change by repenting, asking God to continuously fill us with his Spirit and accept to be led. Our walk with God ought to be a life of joy and peace as opposed to the condemnation that arises from having tried in our human ways to be good.

Dear Lord, Thank you for your presence in my life. You know the habits that I have been trying to change on my own. This day I invite your spirit to fill me and change me from the inside. In Jesus mighty name, Amen