Be Renewed By the Spirit

  • Sept. 21, 2011
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When I was a little girl on our family's farm, one of my favorite places was this big pond down in the pasture by the barn.  

I’m Joni Eareckson Tada.  When I was a little girl on our family's farm, one of my favorite places was this big pond down in the pasture by the barn.  As a child, I always wondered where the water came from.  There was no stream flowing into it to make it so fresh and full.  That’s when my daddy explained that the pond was fed from a spring deep in the earth.  That little spring comes to mind whenever I think about the way God fills me with the Holy Spirit.  Some people picture God pouring the Spirit into our lives, as though from the outside.  But that’s the wrong picture.  When the Holy Spirit fills you, it’s better to picture a spring bubbling up from within – after all, the Spirit of Christ does live inside you, right?  When you obey God and yield to Him, the Spirit bubbles up from deep in your heart, filling you with joy and satisfaction.  And nothing feels more fresh than that!

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