Our 'Deliciously Satisfying Life' cake is almost finished. Just 2 more ingredients. Can't you just smell that tantalizing aroma. MMMMMMMM!!!! Okay! we better get 'stirring'!
My friend Sadie said just the other day, 'Judy! I made a batch of bran muffins today and guess what I forgot to put in? The OIL!' Well, I tried one and, yes, sure enough she forgot the oil. It tasted good but it was hard chewing! Without this next ingredient, in our 'Deliciously Satisfying Life' cake our lives will be like that too..........hard chewing! That ingredient is the the Holy Spirit and funny enough.......the symbol in the bible used for the Holy Spirit is oil! Through Him, we have the power to do life.
If I try on my own to 'chew' my way (so to speak) through life, handling my 'hurts, habits, and hang-ups' on my own, before long, I will lose steam and find I don't have the power to keep going. OR I can 'by faith' trust in God's power living in me through the Holy Spirit to handle what I can't. By God's grace, I can be strong when I'm weak. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Remember my 'bum' knee? If I had not come to the place of seeing my powerlessness over fixing the pain in my knee and had not asked for Lily’s help, I would still be in pain and walking dysfunctionally.........or worse yet, in a wheelchair. I had to look beyond myself to someone superior in knowledge and expertise in order to get help.
Likewise, if we fail to recognize our powerlessness, we will miss out on the benefits of our salvation and the availability of God’s power through the Holy Spirit to help us overcome those things in our lives that are holding us back from being all we can be!
Stay tuned! Tomorrow we will 'stir' in the last ingredient of our 'Deliciously Satisfying Life" cake! But for now I have a question for you to answer in the comments below.
How does the Holy Spirit help you?