The unspiritual self, just as it is by nature, can’t receive the gifts of God’s Spirit. There’s no capacity for them. They seem like so much silliness. Spirit can be known only by spirit—God’s Spirit and our spirits in open communion. Spiritually alive, we have access to everything God’s Spirit is doing, and can’t be judged by unspiritual critics. Isaiah’s question, “Is there anyone around who knows God’s Spirit, anyone who knows what he is doing?” has been answered: Christ knows, and we have Christ’s Spirit. * * *
1 Corinthians 2:14
Did Jesus really come into my life when I asked him?
Youth for Christ
It is possible; of course, that you were only playing mind games and that you didn't really turn yourself over to Jesus.
But if you sincerely asked Him into your life and you're open to obeying Him, you can trust the promise God gives! First John 5:9 says, "We accept man's testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God."
And what is it that God says?
"God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life" (1 John 5:11-13).
Are things happening in your life that didn't happen before?
Are you sometimes bothered by the way you treat your family? Do you feel like defending God or standing up for His way more than you did?
You will find clues in your own experience—changes in your life that you can't explain.
One student found a solution by praying, "God, if there is a God, prove to me that you are real, and help me."
God answered that prayer, just as the student had asked.
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The New You- Harold L Myra