Today’s Bible reading is Romans chapter 8
(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)
The keys to victory in the Christian life are found in Romans chapter 8. The Spirit-filled life is the secret to success. If we don’t have the Holy Spirit we are not saved and we do not belong to God. If we are led by God’s Spirit we are God’s sons and daughters. We receive the Holy Spirit at the new birth. The Spirit makes us alive! Through the Spirit we have victory over sin and suffering and circumstances. The Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. The Holy Spirit living in us gives us hope that our dying, decaying body will one day be glorified. Through the Spirit we are also able to pray. He makes intercession in our behalf even when we don’t know what words to say. Without the Holy Spirit we cannot survive. God is at work in our lives even in the most challenging times. He is sovereign over our suffering and promises to use it to accomplish His purpose. We are assured that no matter what we go through God loves us. Absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. We are more than conquerors through Christ!
Prayer: “Dear Father, we bless You and praise You for Your everlasting love. Thank You for the work of the Spirit in our lives. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Randy J. McPheron