Written by Kathy T.
My car has a keyless fob. As long as it is in the car, I just push a button to start the engine. I keep the fob attached to my purse and my habit is to push the lock button on the door as I exit the car. One day as I arrived at work; I did my usual routine. As I walked away from the car it beeped at me twice. I pushed the lock button on my fob to make sure it was locked. It beeped twice again. I shrugged my shoulders and went on in. I found out later that when Bob had used my car the day before with my extra fob...he had left it in the car where I didn’t see it. Anyone could have walked up to my car and driven off in it. The thing is, my car is powered or controlled by the presence of that fob inside the car.
As Christians, we have the Holy Spirit inside of us. We can physically function without that. But, if we are to be a true and effective Christian..we have no spiritual power without the presence of the Holy Spirit. God & the Holy Spirit do not force themselves on us. We have to invite them in. They do not make us robots. They lead us but we can choose to ignore that and try to do it on our own. If we admit it; God by the Holy Spirit does ring warning bells (just like my car) to alert us to the fact that we are leaving them behind. What foolish mistakes we make by taking charge. My car could have been stolen that day at work. We desperately need the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. By leaving behind the prompting of the Holy Spirit, we can make shipwreck of our Christian life. We weaken our spirituality and become more vulnerable to Satan. We cannot be ready to help someone else find God or we could even cause a fellow Christian to stumble all by not being who we should be. Yes, we all make mistakes. Let’s admit that and realize we need the security of the guidance God sends us. Let’s keep that Holy Spirit alive and working in our lives.
Psalm 51:11 “Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not the holy spirit from me.” Ephesians 1:13 “And grieve not the holy spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”