Let us courageously, powerfully, and godly live to the fullest the lives Father God has allowed us to have at such a time as this. That is the best way we can thank Him for letting us see 2018.
Too many professed believers in Christ are resting on their laurels—are living like they are satisfied with their past achievement (salvation), so much so that they refuse to consider additional effort from them is necessary. They have assumed that their salvation automatically made them the Bride of Christ—made them saintly Overcomers. As a result, they either overlooked the Scripture that commands them to work out their own salvation, or they read and studied said Scripture but concluded it does not pertain to them.
It absolutely is Father God’s desire that all believers in Christ become Holy Spirit-filled children. Once they have received the Better Baptism—once they are Holy Spirit-filled—they then will understand how important it is not only to understand God’s characteristics or His image but also will understand how important it is to reflect them. The poems in My Spirit’s Musings emphasize that importance—the importance of living a life that reflects godly characteristics or the image of God.
Contrary to popular opinions, being filled with the Holy Spirit IS NOT about us receiving a specific amount or “quantity” of the Holy Spirit. Being filled with the Holy Spirit just means that God has chosen and designated His Holy Spirit to be the One who causes us to live a Christ-like lifestyle—God has chosen and designated His Holy Spirit to be the supernaturally influencing factor that causes us to do what we do for Jesus the Christ, like witnessing to others, as well as ministering to others, edifying (building up) others, exhorting (encouraging) others, speaking in tongues, prophesying, performing miracles, and so forth.
The Holy Bible is God’s inspired Word of God. This Word as breathed on and taught by the Holy Spirit will cause spiritual liveliness. It’s time to get up and do your dance!