Friday, February 1, 2013

His Life Lived in Us

"...God the Holy Spirit is the means by which the power of God - achieved for us through the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus - is available to those whose faith is in Jesus. Living the Christian life requires power, not so we can avoid all suffering, domineer over others, or achieve our own selfish desires, but so we can become increasingly like Jesus Christ in such things as truthfulness, holiness, love, wisdom, courage, humility and perseverance. The Bible teaches that Jesus was filled with the Holy spirit and that it's impossible to become like Jesus without the work of the Holy Spirit..Therefore, when the Bible speaks of being Spirit-filled, it's another way of saying that we can live like Jesus by the Holy Spirit's grace and power. The Christian life is not a life lived for God, but the life of God lived in us, through us, with us, and sometimes in spite of us by the power of the Holy Spirit."

-Mark Driscoll,   Who Do You Think You Are?: Finding Your True Identity in Christ, page 114-115