Last evening in church the Pastor asked these questions -
"Is your life an inspiration for others? Are you inspiring others to be more like Christ?"
According to Websters "To Inspire" means to infuse an animating, quickening, or exalting influence into....
With regards to our physical body, inspiration is to breathe in - to draw air into our lungs. Without inspiration and expiration (air out) we would not live!
Spiritually - without inspiration and expiration of the Holy Spirit we are not alive - we are dead!
To me that means we must allow Him to have full reign in us, and then allow Him out - to the world; to the lost; to those we come in contact with everyday!
There must be evidence in our lives that the Holy Spirit lives within!
Oh! I so want my life to be an inspiration to others!
To show people that Christ is alive!
To be a living example of the Holy Spirt led life!
Oh! How I fail at this sometimes!
So I claim this verse:
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus!
He won't give up on me - He will continue to work in me! Thank You, Lord!
As He will for you! Don't allow the devil to steal your joy, your peace - he will try to, you know!
When you fail at inspiring others go to God! Let Him "fix" you! Tell Satan to "take a hike"! And KNOW that Philippians 1:6 applies to you!
Hallelujah and Amen!!!
Blessings on you this day!
Resting in HIM,