Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
We are here on purpose. What we have been given and the time in which we live are not accidents, luck, or the achievements of our own hands. God has formed us, Jesus called us, and the Holy Spirit indwells for such a time as this. Just as surely as God sent Jesus by the miraculous conception of the Holy Spirit into the womb of Mary, we have also been reborn by the power of the Holy Spirit and sent by Jesus into the world to show and share God’s grace. I hope we hear the Savior’s voice to us as he says, “As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”
Gracious Father, thank you for sending Jesus to show us your love for us, your will for our lives, and your longing to reach all people with your grace. Father, thank you for the Holy Spirit, your abiding presence within me. Help me sense the Spirit’s presence and power. Give me the courage to live up to my Spirit-powered mission of sharing Jesus’ grace. I pray this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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Reposted by: To Live Like Jesus Clothing Ministry on November 12, 2016 at 10:00PM