The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. – Romans 8:16
We hear so much about self-esteem in our world today, don’t we? Buy this new product and it will make you so beautiful and boost your self-image. Sound familiar? Some commercials really hit us where we live, don’t they? The advertisement that hits me where I live is when Marie Osmond comes on and talks about Nutri-System. Sometimes it airs so often, I finally say, “Oh Marie, get off my TV!”
We think that if we lose weight or change the color of our hair or paint our toenails it will make us feel better about ourselves. Those are not bad goals, but they don’t produce a lasting peace or joy within. These fixes are temporal to say the least.
What brings a lasting peace and joy to our hearts and lives? I’ll answer for myself. When God’s Holy Spirit testifies (gives evidence) with my spirit that I am God’s child – it’s amazing! I call it “God-esteem”! It’s all about Him and nothing about me. He did all the giving and praise God, He asks me to receive – and I have.
The Holy Spirit’s voice is a deeper voice than mine. It’s a still small voice. Some think it’s like a tornado, fire or earthquake – but no, the voice of God speaks to my heart and my consciousness, telling me that I am His child.
My reply is to cry, Abba… Daddy!
How do people cope with this crazy life without the Lord? I don’t understand why anyone would not welcome Him into their hearts and lives. Imagine having a loving heavenly Father who wants to keep you safe and constantly converse with you Spirit to spirit. I welcome His Holy Spirit in my life every day.
We have many lovely conversations. 🙂