NEW CREATION MYSTERIES #5: Practical Christianity
Dear New Creation,
For the new creation in Christ the bible is more than just a set of laws. It is the person of God and his voice to us daily ( John 1:1). It is a manual for this new life.
But among believers, there is an ever increasing separation between the hearing of the word and the practical application of the word on a daily basis. Why can’t we just seem to find a use for the scriptures we read and hear? After all, we are told the bible is the manual for our lives. So the manual must help me to be a better banker or it has no relevance to my life. The manual should help the trader, the welder, the singer, the housewife, the engineer and the farmer! If it doesn’t, it’s a manual that will be worthless if it has no practical application to my life or your life. What is missing?
Acts 1:8 MSG
“ And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.”
The Holy Spirit is the power of God to make the word a practical reality in your life. On your own you may not know how a word affects your work, family or life. But the person of the Holy Spirit in his capacity as a teacher, gives ability to live the word. The Holy Spirit is God’s ability on the earth to the new creation. He interprets the word to you as a banker, farmer or doctor. He shows you the light of the word practically in your life daily. That’s his ministry.
How do we then receive this help? It’s easy. We ask him to. He is a person and he can be asked. We ask him, then we go on by faith to receive his direction. We live the day conscious of the fact that he will always speak to us and what he says will always be the mind of the father. It’s that simple.
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Written by: Adeyemi Adeoluwa
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