By My spirit. By My spirit. By My spirit. By My spirit. By My spirit. By My spirit.By My spirit. By My spirit. By My spirit. By My spirit. And that was ten times. You will want to say this entire verse ten times, ten times on this last day of our A to Z Scripture Adventure, but as you do, pay special attention to those three little words.Three powerful words to live by! As we learn to live by His spirit, we will experience the Kingdom of God on the earth as He intended. It’s not by might, not by power, but by His spirit, says the Lord. Simply put, we can’t do anything by our own strength or our own authority. We just don’t have what it takes to get it done on our own. It is by His spirit that we live and walk in victory, success and productivity, spiritually as well as naturally. We don’t have to do it; He does it!
This potent verse is the perfect verse to wrap up the A to Z Scripture Challenge. As we look back over the prior 25 verses, we can identify a thread that leads us to a life lived by His spirit. Look at this:
A-John 16:24 We pray, we ask God our questions, and we receive joy.
B-Psalm 68:19 We bless the Lord for the benefits He bestows on us daily.
C-I Peter 5:7 We cast our cares on Him, giving Him all of our worries, concerns, and fears.
D-Psalm 37:4 We delight in the Lord, and He gives us the desires of our heart.
E-Psalm 100:4 We come to Him with thanksgiving and praise.
F-John 3:16 We are reminded of His love and His eternal plans for us.
G-We realize that God has given us power, love, and a sound mind, not fear.
H-Psalm 107:20 We receive our healing and our deliverance by meditating His Word.
I-Isaiah 1:19 We willingly obey His voice and the goodness of this land is ours.
J-Luke 1:9 We cast out demons and heal sicknesses as we pray and declare His Word with power and authority.
K-Proverbs4:23 We keep God’s Word in our heart, and His life flows through us.
L-Matthew 5:16 With the power of God in us, we pray for others, and they are healed, delivered, and set free, giving glory to God.
M-Proverbs 17:22 We are happy not because everything is great and everything is going our way, but because He is great, and He is showing us the way.
N-Romans 8:35 We live in His love every day because nothing can separate us from His God’s love.
O-Psalm 136:1 We give thanks unto the Lord.
P-Psalm 106:1 We praise the Lord and give thanks unto Him all day, every day, living a life of praise.
Q-I Thessalonians 5:19 The Spirit of God is like a river flowing; we choose to allow that river to flow by avoiding things that stop the flow such as negativity, selfishness, and strife.
R-Philippians 4:4 We rejoice in the Lord, daring to be happy even if circumstances are contrary to what you want.
S-Psalm 96:1 We sing out of our spirit to the Lord, creating a new song.
T-Proverbs 3:5,6 We trust God, knowing He wants what is good for us.
U-Psalm 75:1 Again, we give thanks unto the Lord.
V-Mark 11:23 We say, we believe, we have.
W-Mark 11:24 We pray, we believe, we have.
X-Psalm 99:9 We exalt the Lord for all that He has done for us.
Y-Matthew 5:14 We let the love of God shine through us.
Z-Zechariah 4:6 We expect the spirit of God to accomplish all that He wants to accomplish in our lives.
And that’s it. Any day that we choose any one of these verses and the action that goes with it, will be a day lived by His spirit. The day that we do this for the entire 1,440 minutes of the day is our perfect day. It is heaven on earth. Each day we yield to the spirit a little more is a better day than the one before it. Let’s go for it! Enjoy the Adventure!
You will find a list of all of our verses by clicking A to Z Scripture Banners at the top of the page. You can print these or refer to them as needed. Keep them close to your heart.
I have so enjoyed spending April, 2015 on this Adventure with you. I hope you’ll come back and visit me here at Dare to Be Happy! Most days, you can be sure I’m meditating one of these verses or some other favorites, and I hope you’ll join me to see what exciting things God is doing in my little world!
I would also like to thank all of the folks at Blogging A to Z Challenge 2015. They did a great job putting this together and encouraging us along the way! I will look forward to joining you once again for the A to Z Challenge 2016. What will be the theme? Let me see. . .