I believe that the Spirit of God lives in me… If I think something that is against Him then there is a battle within me. That is why we have watch and pray in order not to enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41).
If I go with what my flesh desires, I might find some happiness in the moment. However, when I please my flesh it’s only temporary. The pleasure wears off and I am left feeling empty and dry. What brings me abundant joy and happiness is knowing that I am pleasing to God. My ultimate desire and longing is to live by the Spirit. That what I am thinking, saying and doing is like perfume to the feet of my King. The word of God also makes it clear that without holiness no one shall see God (Hebrews 12:14).
There is no greater joy that I have tasted and experienced than being in the presence of God. However, at times my flesh is weak and sin sometimes tries to consume me. It wants to destroy me and separate me from God. But thank God for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit of God counsels me, strengthens my spirit and lifts me up so that I can overcome. He intercedes for me. He helps me not give in to the thoughts of my flesh that lead to sin. The word of God says in Galatians 5:16: walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
The Holy Spirit is God. We were each created for a unique purpose in God. Through his power we are transformed and made holy. We cannot obtain holiness with our own efforts. He is also a gentleman. He doesn’t work in you unless you allow him to. God created you and you will only find true joy, peace and love by allowing Him to mold your thoughts, words and actions to reflect His image.
There are not enough words to express the power of God that is manifested through the Holy Spirit. It is something that you have to experience for yourself through a personal relationship. For this reason I challenge you today to seek God and ask him to reveal himself to you through the Holy Spirit. If you don’t know him, I invite you to repent of your sins and accept the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart today. When you accept Him as your Lord and savior, he gives you the Holy Spirit as a gift.
Here is a great prayer of salvation I have found:
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”