God speaks to us from the depth of who we are and this is why it is so important to become comfortable with who He has created us to be. This is why we cannot allow ourselves to get caught up in the conforming power of the world around us, but must seek to be transformed by the continual renewing of our mind through His Word and Spirit.
God speaks blessing, peace, love and grace into our lives all the time, but we often fail to hear it, because we have allowed so many other sources of noise to become a part of who we are and what we do.
Do not listen to the other voices. Our listening only empowers them and instead of lifting us up, it tends to press us down. God’s Spirit will often speak conviction, but not with the purpose of crushing us, but of convicting us, so that we might get free of the restraints of sin that so often hold us down and keep us back.
God does not just hang around the one who has received Him. God is around and in those of us that have received Him and this should always lead, grow and empower transformation in our lives. The holy life is the life that allows God to live in and through it.
I Corinthians 6:19-20 ask the important question and then commands the right direction when it says: “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
Lord, Help me to live in You, because you live in me. Give me understanding and belief of Your equipping power in me. Help me when I respond to the world around me, to respond according to Your will and not according to my plans. Please inhabit my life and all the moments of my life. Let Your grace influence my thoughts, Your love control my words and Your Spirit guide my behavior in all that I do.