A Sonburst of Revelation to Grow By: SON POWER RELEASED
When we are living by the Spirit, our lives will display his power. When the Spirit’s power is displayed, we will personally experience God’s work in us and through us and see his power displayed in the world around us.
Galatians 5:25 says, “Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.” The relationship we have with God will create within us a desire to live by the Spirit and to follow his leading.
This moves us to revelation and Galatians 5:16, “So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.” We are told we will not go after what the sinful nature wants to pursue if we choose to have the Spirit guide how we think, feel, and act. That to me is a true Sonburst revelation. I want to soak my heart in that verse and have it flow out of me.
God tells us how to accomplish this as we reflect upon Romans 8:5–6:
Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
We must set our minds on what the Spirit desires. How do we find out what the Spirit desires? We do that by reading the Word of God, discussing it, thinking about it, and letting our insight guide our behavior. Be ready to apply God’s Word to your life situations and allow Son Power to give you the wisdom and strength to act. In fact, if we do that, Romans 8:6 tells us that we will experience life and peace. There you have it. Whoever controls our minds has control of us. This is why Paul said, “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5, NIV).
We take this one more step by applying Romans 8:13, “For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.” God gives us Son Power to overcome sin. Think about that. Sow this verse to the Spirit, then as you step into your activity for the day, ask the Spirit to put to death your sinful desires. What a wonderful adventure it is to live life not governed by the desires of the body or the thoughts of the mind. The Spirit promises to bring us freedom if we live life with him, listening for his guidance and acting on his promptings. When we practice what is illustrated in this Sonburst, we will experience the power that only comes from God.
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