Jesus Has Saved Me - Lesson 2

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New Life from the Holy Spirit

Have you ever watched a new life being born?

There is nothing like watching a baby being born, a new human life entering the world with so much possibility. That’s what it is like when you became a

Christian. The Bible calls it being born again. 1 Peter 1:23 says, “For you

have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. ” You were given this new life through the Holy Spirit. Imagine an empty balloon. On its own, it just lies flat and

lifeless. But if you blow air into it, it fills up and can fly. That is what

God did for you when you were born again—He filled you up with His own Spirit and gave you new life so that you can soar.

Being Filled Up Everyday

The Holy Spirit gives you new life everyday. Life can be hard, can’t it? Sometimes people and problems take the air out of us. The wonderful thing about the Holy Spirit is that He gives new life everyday. Think of it like driving a car. You fill up the car with gas, but soon enough, it runs out and you have to fill it up again. The Bible says, “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). When it says, “Be filled with the Spirit,” it means be filled again and again and again. How can you be filled with new life from the Holy Spirit everyday? All you have to do is ask.Jesus said, “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13). Take a moment right now and ask God to give you new life by filling you with His Spirit.                                   

How the Holy Spirit Gave Me New Life

"Before I became a Christian, my life was full of selfishness, bitterness, anger, and insecurity.I wanted so badly for others to love me that I would do anything to get their approval. When I finally gave my life to God, I experienced the security of being unconditionally loved for the first time. The Holy Spirit came in my heart and became my friend, leader, and the one who always understood me. If Iam afraid, I pray and the Holy Spirit gives me peace. If I sin, He loving tells me that I am wrong and leads me to change. Shortly after becoming a Christian, the Holy Spirit began to convict me of my selfishness in my home. I would leave dirty dishes in the sink and rarely help my mom. When the Holy Spirit spoke to me about this, I prayed for forgiveness and began to help out without being asked. The Holy Spirit was changing my desires and making me more like Jesus.The Bible says that the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. I am so thankful for the Holy Spirit and the blessings that He

brings into my life"-Deanna

For Today

Thank the Holy Spirit for living inside of you and giving you new life. Ask God to give you more of His Holy Spirit to fill you.

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