Through Her Willingness to Trust, She Trades Watching the Holy Spirit from a Distance for Wading Deep into Those Life-Giving Living Waters

Father, my comforter, you call me away from the safe shore where I feel in control to soak in the living waters of the Holy Spirit through complete surrender. And I am ready to dive in.

Oh, let me be brave.  

Give me the courage that comes only from your Perfect Love casting out my fear. I confess that for years I have stood back as a spectator by studying the Bible instead of standing on the truth in such a way that it created active steps!  

But now I want to be brave…I see that releasing my resistance to the Holy Spirit by applying my Holy Spirit revelation is truly letting go to live as you intended. 

When John the Baptist called out in the wilderness for all God’s people to be immersed in water through baptism, the Pharisees proudly stood on the shore and watched. They resisted your call because they were resting in their heritage.

May I never forget that there is a difference between being a child of God and living a life led as a child of God!  

And then you, Yeshua, the King of kings and Lord of lords, willingly stepped into the waters of baptism because you willingly followed the Father. What a beautiful display of humble obedience to inspire me to act.  

Oh, Lord, I want to be immersed in the ministry of the Holy Spirit!  

Today I trade watching the ministry of the Holy Spirit for wading deep into those living waters by being willing to trust your still small voice.  

(Pray God’s Word: Matthew 3; James 2:14–26) 

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Blog written by Aliene Thompson. Aliene Thompson is the founder of Treasured Ministries and the Author of the Nourish Bible Study Series. © Copyright Treasured Ministries 2019

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