When we fell to our knees and repented before the Lord, He forgave us our sins and blessed us with the Holy Spirit, to help us in our daily walk with Christ and our ability to overcome sin.
“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.”
No longer does the law bind us, but we are pure in spirit, under grace, given to want to do God’s will. Our desire now is to please Him, who has provided a way to speak with Him directly without sacrifices.
That willingness to want to please God is not from our own might, but by God’s Spirit. Without His will working inside us, we are as dross, tumbling every which way in order to seize the moment for our own pleasures.
Therefore, let us take a moment today to thank the Great God for bestowing upon us the gift of His Spirit. For by His Spirit we are able to do good to others and give of our lives to them. For God’s Spirit is our spirit.