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The Holy Spirit – Builder

by on May 23, 2023

One way to try to understand the Holy Spirit is to think of the Spirit as the builder of our Christian life. The Holy Spirit lives in the heart and life of the believer and bears witness with our spirit (Romans 8:16). This is a blessed relationship we can have with God the Holy Spirit. This is the power and the presence to change our life.

The Spirit lives in our heart and is active and ready to provide direction to us through our spirit. He wants to build our life. We, however, are responsible to provide the material for the Spirit to use. When we place material in our heart that is useful to Spiritual growth the Spirit can be busy building and we will grow in Spiritual maturity.

When we read and study the Bible, when we meditate on things that are pure and holy, when we pray, when we share the Truth, when we fellowship with Godly persons, when we are obedient to the Word – The Holy Spirit is able to take this material and build and we become strong in faith.

On the other hand, when we allow things into our heart and mind that are not useful for Christian living, the Holy Spirit is grieved. He cannot use those things to build a Godly life. When we choose worldly entertainment, when we allow immorality, when we lust after the flesh, when we find time for business and fun but not for God – the Holy Spirit cannot build a strong life within us with those materials.

Think of it this way. If a builder gets a delivery of building materials that are faulty, what kind of building can he construct? If the cement blocks are broken and the lumber is split and twisted, if the drywall is broken and the shingles are torn – how can he construct a strong structure with those materials?

On the other hand, if the materials are sound, the building will be strong. Good quality wood, blocks, roofing, windows, insulation all go together to make a strong structure. It is no different in your life. Good materials mean strength of structure.

What kind of materials are you providing for the Holy Spirit to use to build your Christian life? What kind of life do you want to live? If you are faithful in providing good materials, the Holy Spirit will be faithful in building your life. You will grow in Christian maturity. You will have Spiritual discernment. You will be fruitful in the service of God and His kingdom. You will have the joy of the Lord in your heart.

Stop and think about your decisions each day. Will your activity provide good materials for the Holy Spirit or will it grieve Him? Think about your attitudes, your reading, your watching, your dreams, your longings and wishes. Think about how each of these and all other activities impact your eternal soul and then make the decision to provide the Holy Spirit with materials that will give Him joy as He builds your life.

His Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.

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