Spirit Meat Daily Devotional by Rev & Rev ( Mrs ) Olusola Areogun: Paying The Price to Build a Relationship with the Holy Spirit. June 8, 2017

SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV OLUSOLA AND REV OYENIKE AREOGUN

THURSDAY, 8TH JUNE, 2017.

TOPIC: PAYING THE PRICE TO BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

PHILIPPIANS 3:1-8

Walking with and getting intimate with the Holy Spirit will cost you some things and you must be willing to pay in multiples of whatever it will cost you. Today, I will show you two critical things to let go to maximally allow the Holy Spirit to function in your life.

1.SUBMIT THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU: It is easier for a man who has not broken into autonomy in his life to be in relationship with the Holy Spirit than a man who has. The Holy Spirit does not respect what you have become, He doesn’t ignore it either but He simply doesn’t respect it. All that you can become in the natural world are products of your senses. God operates at a higher level than our human senses, so if you’re going to start building a relationship with the Holy Spirit, you have to submit what is important to you and respected among men to God

2.HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN THE FLESH: This does not mean that you despise your senses but simply don’t build your confidence in your senses and all that can come from your senses. In the world, maturity is seen by increasing independence from your parents but in God, maturity is seen in increasing dependence on Him. The Holy Ghost is given as our advantage but if you will build a relationship with Him, you must come to this place that Paul got to in Philippians 3:2-4. Your body and soul knows nothing about tomorrow, the best you can do is predictions and that lacks accuracy, Proverbs 16:25 tells us that.

To build a walk with the Holy Ghost, you have to lay down whatever gives you confidence in the physical. The devil can handle you in the natural. Beloved, don’t attempt to take leadership from the Holy Spirit. Promoting the mind above the spirit is what gets many Christians into dangerous places and the devil is waiting until you’re so far from God for him to attack. It is safer to be too slow with God than going ahead of God’s process and taking over leadership from Him.

PRAYER: Holy Spirit, I submit leadership to you, lead the way and I will follow. Thy kingdom come and thy will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Kings 3:3-4:34, Acts 6:1-15, Psalm 126:1-6, Proverbs 16:26-27

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