Posts Tagged ‘temple of the Holy Spirit’
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?”

(1 Corinthians 6:19)

I believe the practical outworking of this is to simply learn how to hear the voice of God, and then to regularly listen for Him and do whatever He says.

That means we don’t have to be brilliant or exceedingly clever — just ATTENTIVELY AVAILABLE.  This, IMO, is a big part of the “crucified life” — to regularly, throughout our day, pay the emotional price of unplugging from our inner monologues and to-do lists and distractions and connect with Holy Spirit and seriously listen for whatever ways He might want to tweak or overhaul our plans/goals for that moment or that day — and enter into what I call “the adventure of Holy Ghost improv.” 

He might tell you to pray for that person next to you in the check-out line.  Or to share the Good News of Jesus with the guy in the next cubicle.  Or forgive your brother.  Or…



With all the intense things going on in the world, sometimes Christians lose sight of what is truly and amazingly important – that the Creator of the universe is living inside of them…

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.”
(1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

He’s the Holy Ghost — not the Holy Guest!  He doesn’t occasionally visit us — we are His dwelling place.  A real breakthrough happens when we experientially realize the 24/7 indwelling Presence of the Living God.  LIKE, HE’S IN US ALL THE FREAKING TIME!!!

And…“He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)