“The Spirit gives life: the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” – John 6:63
The Spirit of God gives life. The strength and willpower of people cannot make anything of lasting value happen. All of the words that Jesus spoke were given to Him to say by the Father. His words give life to all who are willing to hear and believe.
My fuel, my sustenance – the only Source that truly empowers me to accomplish anything of lasting value in this life, is the Living God. His Spirit speaks truth, His word instructs and guides, and He who is in me, equips me to do that which is required of me. He is life.
As I rise in the morning, He greets me with twinkling stars and singing birds. While I move about my day, He gives glimpses of Himself through the smiles of my children, through the encouragement of a friend, through the laughter of His created. In the evening, before I rest, He reminds me of His grace as He sets the sun in brilliant colors that bless my artist’s soul.
All of creation cries out to honor the Creator, if we are willing to simply slow down and listen with our hearts.
He is all that I am lacking. He is all that I truly need. He is good and I am forever grateful for the greatest gift that has ever been given, His Son, so that all who hear and believe may enter eternity with Him.
My prayer for you this Christmas is that you may find time to listen with your heart.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present