MFM Today Daily Devotional 21st December 2021
Topic: Grieving The Holy Spirit
Continuing from where we stopped yesterday, you can also grieve the Holy Spirit when you fail to apply the word of truth in your life. James 1:22 says you should be the doer of the word and not hearer alone. When you know what the word of God says but you refuse to obey it, you will grieve the Holy Spirit.
In Psalm 31:1, David said that he put his total trust in God. You may have faith in God but do you really trust him? David said to God, “Into thine hand I commit my spirit” – this is complete trust in God. Jesus also said the same on the cross in Luke 23:46 and Stephen did in Acts 7:59. You should commit everything about you to God. But when you do not have confidence in Him and do not do His will, what you are doing is grieving the Holy Spirit.
In addition, the Holy Spirit is the giver of power (Acts 1:8), but when you rely on your own strength, you grieve Him. When you focus on yourself alone without regarding the feelings of others and your expression conforms to worldly saying such as “I before others”, “it is always me”, “me alone”, you grieve the Holy Spirit.
That popular song says that you have no power of your own and you brought nothing to the world. You are what you are by the grace and power of the Holy Spirit. In Matt. 12:31, the bible says that all sins shall be forgiven, but the sin and blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven. Take heed unto thyself therefore not to grieve the Holy Spirit.
Beloved, many Christians are really grieving the Holy Spirit of God in our contemporary time. When you always fail to listen to the nudges of the Holy Spirit, you are grieving Him. Whenever you demonstrate any unloving attitude to anyone, you are grieving Him. Also, you are grieving the Holy Spirit when you fail to witness for Jesus.
The same is true when you love yourself alone and engage yourself in anything that is displeasing to God, failing to cooperate with Him. You need to know that the Holy Spirit is a gentle man, full of love, and He has been sent to help you in your Christian walk.
1. Lord, transform my life to glorify You, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. My life shall not disobey or walk contrary to the leading of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Lord, forgive me for any of my actions that have grieved the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. Holy Spirit, make my end better than my beginning, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. The oil of heaven over my life shall not dry up, in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. I shall not abuse the grace of God upon my life, in the name of Jesus Christ.
7. My life shall not disobey the leading of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Peter 1-3; Jude
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Ephesian 4:14-30
MEMORY VERSE: Ephesians 4:30
And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: Your greatest in life is guaranteed as you cooperate with the Holy Spirit.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: I prophesy upon you, your life will not be a disgrace to God, in the name of Jesus.