July 11, 2019 | Didi Bacon
Bob Russell, a retired minister from Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, shared in a recent Blog post the story of Dwight Moody, who was once asked why he frequently prayed to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Dwight said, “Because I leak!”
Indeed. On occasion, we all resist the Holy Spirit in our lives. If we want to live by the Spirit it will mean prayerfully requesting to be filled by the Holy Spirit daily.
Russell shared this prayer as one to offer daily:
“Lord fill me anew with your Spirit today. Give me the power to overcome temptation, cope with suffering, witness with boldness, understand your word, and remain calm in the midst of turbulent times.”
God works in our world through the Holy Spirit.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 (NIV)