So, I am kind of a rule follower, and because of this, I struggled with my one word for the year. I struggled because God gave me two words. Holy Spirit.
Although it’s two words, it’s one person. At least that’s how I am justifying it. 🙂
A saying that my dad always loved and repeated was, “We are spiritual beings here to live out a human existence.”
We are not human beings living out a spiritual existence. We are first and foremost spiritual beings and therefore need to be fulfilled spiritually. I don’t know about you, but the difference in those two sentences changes my outlook on my life journey.
When we make this world about us, we begin to worry about our health, finances and other earthly possessions. Our focus becomes on our wants, needs and desires. Whether our life is going well or we are struggling with pain, we must ultimately remember who we are…a spirit born in the image of Christ…here to fulfill a purpose before we go back home.
Think about that…doesn’t it completely change how you feel and see life?
In the book, Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose when Life Hurts, Sara reminds us that “We have a mission. We have a purpose. We are here to live the best life we can, with what we are given.” We are here to live out this human existence as a spiritual being.
It is up to each one of us to choose to allow ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit. As a spirit born in the image of Christ, we can surrender by not separating ourselves from our creator.
Along with the gift of forgiveness of sin that Jesus gave us when He died on the cross, we received the gift of the Holy Spirit living within us.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
This year I want to focus on the Holy Spirit dwelling within me. I want to be present and stay connected with Him. He is the creator of Heaven and Earth. He is the Lord of all that is and all that will be.
My job is to choose Him and surrender to Him.
Blessings and love,