Grieving the Holy Spirit…

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Good morning, Beautiful Friends of God:

Everyday, I wake up with the intention of pleasing God. I remember, when I first became truly intimate with God, that the one thing I never wanted to do was to break God’s heart. 

I first read about grieving the Holy Spirit when I began studying the bible.  

Ephesians 4:29-32

New International Version (NIV)

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

The Holy Spirit leads our lives in such a way that we have peace and clarity of mind, through our heeding His direction. We can also grieve the Holy Spirit when we do not obey the voice and direction of God. 

John 16:12-15

Contemporary English Version (CEV)

12 I have much more to say to you, but right now it would be more than you could understand. 13 The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth. The Spirit doesn’t speak on his own. He will tell you only what he has heard from me, and he will let you know what is going to happen. 14 The Spirit will bring glory to me by taking my message and telling it to you. 15 Everything that the Father has is mine. That is why I have said that the Spirit takes my message and tells it to you.

Today, ask God to speak to your heart, through his Word and Spirit. Be willing to be open and obedient. I wake up in the mornings now and the first question I ask the Lord is, “How can I please you and make you smile today?”

I love you with an amazing and everlasting love.

Rev. Marcia Davis

 

 

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