Friday, December 29, 2006

Renewed By The Spirit

Not by works of righteousness, which we have done, but according to His own mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration {new birth}, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. Titus 3:5 When the trials of life beat us down, it is the work of the Holy Spirit which gives strength and newness of life…..It is recorded in Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the faint; and to them which have no might He increases strength. Verse thirty says that even the youth shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall… In our own power even if we are young the trials and problems of life can overpower us. But they that wait or trust in the lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not get weary, and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 Only when we wait or trust in the Lord for our strength will we gain strength. Everything that we need is found in the Lord…. In Psalms 51: 10 it is recorded: Create in me a clean heart O God; and renew a right spirit within me, David was torn down because of his error, but he was wise enough to ask the Lord to build him up, David ask the Lord to rebuild in his life… The bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 4:16 that though our outward man perish {we get older day by day}, yet our inward man is renewed day by day. This is the work of the Spirit of the living God working in our lives; trust Him to build you up. We are admonished in Ephesians 4:23 to be renewed in the spirit if your mind and to put on the new man which God created in righteousness and true holiness, God created the old man, this is you before you were born again, and God created the new man, the regenerated you that is born again, your soul and spirit. When we put the word of God in our hearts and mind we give Him the tool to renew our minds. We will find ourselves being led by the Holy Spirit and not by our fleshly minds…. In Colossians 3:10 we learn that when we put on the new man{ walk and live in the Spirit} we find ourselves in the process of being renewed and remolded into the knowledge and into the image of Him that created us. If the trials and problems of life has disrupted your life, fill yourself with prayer and the word of God and watch the Holy Spirit renew your strength, be ready to mount up with wings of eagles, be ready to run and not faint as you wait and serve the Lord with gladness...Bernard Jones Ministries………brobern737@bellsouth,net

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