Devotions from Judy’s heart

I was reminded how important it is to welcome the gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  He gives life and freedom and counsel, and as I read today in Romans 8, He intercedes for us. But we are also warned not to quench the Spirit and sometimes we may do that little by little until we lose our spiritual power. Last night I was all set to do things around the house and work on my computer, and all of sudden our lights flickered and went out. There was no storm but in one moment, we had no power at all. Everything changed and we were in the shadows. When we keep resisting the Spirit and going our own way, He may not feel welcome and our spiritual power diminishes. We may do things over and over again that we know are not in alignment of His will, and He is grieved. But what a difference when the power came on again and there was light in our house!. I felt like dancing! Everything was right again!   May we not resist the Spirit but allow Him to lead us and guide us into the fullness of all that God has planned for our lives!   From the song of Bill Gaither, “Come, Holy Spirit, I need You, Come sweet Spirit, I pray; Come in Your strength and Your power, come in Your own gentle way!”