Romans 8:9-17 (CEB)
9 “But you aren’t self-centered. Instead you are in the Spirit, if in fact God’s Spirit lives in you. If anyone doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ, they don’t belong to him.10 If Christ is in you, the Spirit is your life because of God’s righteousness, but the body is dead because of sin. 11 If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your human bodies also, through his Spirit that lives in you.
12 So then, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation, but it isn’t an obligation to ourselves to live our lives on the basis of selfishness. 13 If you live on the basis of selfishness, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the actions of the body, you will live. 14 All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.”
Value 4: Don’t give up the journey to Shalom
The Spirit will guide you and convict you. When your life seems to full, listen to the Holy Spirit, and he will order your steps. Let the Spirit lead and your life will be ordered not by your strength, but by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit convicts us of new things all the time. Don’t think you’ve arrived. If you’ve been on this journey to right relationship with others and God for a long time, the Holy Spirit will still find areas to convict and change.
- What is the Holy Spirit convicting you of right now?