Monday's Message of Hope

Freshness in the Spirit
Monday, June 28, 2021 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

As we continue our walk of living and walking in the Spirit, the entire chapter of Romans 6 carries a wealth of revelation. Let’s focus on verse 4:

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (NKJV)

Here, Paul exhorted his Roman brethren to walk in newness of life. In biblical times, moving from a pagan lifestyle to a Christian lifestyle presented a stark change to most everyone who encountered the living Christ. But as believers living in a twenty-first century world, what does that look like on a practical level?

The original Greek for the word newness gives us some insight. It comes from a word that means renewal, freshness. In other words, our walk with Christ is one of constant renewal and freshness. How do we accomplish this? According to Paul’s epistle, it’s through the glory of the Father. Not through our own strength, our own wisdom, our own counsel, our own understanding, etc., etc., etc. Not a single, solitary thing through our own efforts. Our ability to live and walk in this newness of life comes directly through the glory of God. Wow, just wow!

I’ve read this scripture numerous times, but somehow I thought I needed to do something to make this happen. That’s not to say we don’t have responsibilities to walk worthy of the calling of God. Far from it. But the spiritual force to propel us in this life of the Spirit comes directly from the glory of God. This absolute majesty of Almighty God overwhelms me. I plan on worshiping the Most High this week as I meditate on his glory. I hope you join me.

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • What are some fresh ways you are walking and living in the Spirit?
  • How will this understanding impact your prayer life?
  • How will this understanding change your daily walk?

Have a hope-filled week celebrating the glory of God in a fresh way!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Linaya From Billings At 7/10/2021 2:47:06 PM

Through the Crisis Center ministry of our church, I have written and shared more spiritual poems and come to know and share with those who have/are living through hard times. My prayer life has definitely expanded and my thanksgivings for every moment of sharing God gives me!

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Linaya. Thank you for your faithfulness to share the good news with those less fortunate. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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