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December 12, 2015 | Daily Devotionals | December 12, 2015

Donor Cells

But I tell you the truth; it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the
Helper will not come to you. John 16:7

The Holy Spirit is in you to change the way you think about everything. He is lending you His donor cells of thoughts straight from Jesus, laying them over your own diseased thinking, and triggering the regeneration of new insight that promotes spiritual eyesight.  These new thoughts eventually fuse with your thoughts to build a new intuition.  The continuous and ongoing repair of our thinking is carried out over time by our own willing cooperation.  The results are freedom and healing, or as the Bible describes the process, “to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness”  (Ephesians 4:23-24).

You can recognize the Holy Spirit’s work in your thinking in five very specific ways that reflect these new attitudes. 1. The Holy Spirit changes my interpretation of negative situations to bring clarity. 2. The Holy Spirit reshapes the impressions of my emotions in order to bring reality. 3 The Holy Spirit simplifies my convictions, which produce actions that bring the highest possible spiritual integrity.  4.  The Holy Spirit reminds me of my identity, which creates inner security.  5. The Holy Spirit reminds me of my future, which gives me confidence in the present.

When a man feels good about the vision he is working toward, he confidently pursues it.  The Holy Spirit reminds every believer that a very specific process of becoming like Christ and a very specific plan for the future in times when we celebrate the victory of Christ and our own part in the victory.  The end zone is in sight, as is the glory that goes with it.

Father, you have thought of everything, how perfect can a father be?

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