Inspiring Quotes #10

Did you know that We are filled with the Holy Spirit by Faith? Yes that's how it works! the Scriptures tells us that the "Just shall live by faith." You do not earn God's fullness. You receive it by faith.

Let me illustrate. Suppose that you want to cash a check for a hundred dollars. Would you go to the bank where you have several thousand dollars on deposit, place the check on the counter, get down on your knees, and beg, "Oh, please, Miss Teller, cash my check?" No, that is not the way you cash a check. You simply go in faith, place the check on the counter, and you wait for the money which is already yours. Then you thank the teller and go on your way! 

Millions of Christians are begging God, as we all once did, for something which is readily available -- just waiting to be appropriated by faith. They are seeking some kind of emotional experience, not realizing that such an attitude on their part is an insult to God -- a denial of faith. But faith is the only way you can please God.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. - 1 Timothy 1:7

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. - Hebrews 11:6

Do you sincerely desire to be controlled and empowered by the Holy Spirit? If so, I invite you to bow your head and pray this prayer of faith right now. Expect God to fill you. Without begging or pleading, just say: 

"Dear Father, I need You. I hunger and thirst for a more vital relationship with You. I admit that I have been in control of my life. As a result, I have sinned against You. "Thank You for forgiving my sins through Christ's death on the cross for me. I now confess and turn from my sins and surrender the control of my life to the Lord Jesus. By faith I invite You to fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled. You promised to fill me if I ask according to Your will. I pray this in the authority of the name of Jesus Christ. "To demonstrate my faith, I now thank You for filling me with Your Holy Spirit and for taking control of my life. Amen." 

Now, if you sincerely prayed that prayer, you are filled with the Holy Spirit. You will begin to experience a greater love for God. You will want to spend time with Him in studying His Word and in prayer. You will want to trust and obey God and His Word. You will want to share your love for Christ with others who do not know Him. The minute you start being kind and caring there will be others who will hate you because they are not able to do those kind things with a good spirit in them. So be alert and be guarded so that you won't be discouraged in this race that you run with endurance. Amen. 

#InspiringQuotes10 (Adapted from the Transferable Concept: How You Can Be Filled With The Holy Spirit, by Dr. Bill Bright)


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