Alive to God

“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you”. Romans 8:11

It sounds to good to be true. The Spirit of God that raised Jesus from the dead lives within me today giving me life!

One of the amazing things about God is that as you dive into the depths of His character, it is a pleasant surprise to find that He is constantly extending Himself to us. Incredibly, the same Spirit of God given to Jesus is given to us.

As I reflect on this, there is this dual thought process at the same time:

Grateful and humbled that God would meet me in this way.

It is beyond me, hard to get my head and heart around it.

Grateful and humbled, because He has done this for me. I have not earned or achieved this in any way. I am alive to God with the Spirit of God because it is what He decided and wanted to do. He even gave me a choice to receive being alive in Him.

It is beyond me, because I am not aware of any other form or persona of leadership that gives fully and completely to others under his/her care. The closest example I have is the love and care Bev, my wife, extends our children and grandchildren. She holds nothing back.

Dear Jesus, Thank You for the Spirit of God. Thank You Father for giving us the same Spirit you gave to Jesus. Thank you for giving me life through Your Spirit today. In Jesus name, Amen