You've heard it before — maybe from your best friend, or your husband or wife. You are special. It's true. You've got some talents and some skills, but that's not what sets you apart.

You have been inspired. You've been filled by the Holy Spirit. Take a moment to think about that.

God himself lives in you. In John 1, we read about the Word becoming flesh. In The Message it says that, The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. The same thing happened when you were filled with the Holy Spirit  — God moved in.

He is with you when you get up in the morning, before you've had your coffee. He's there in the car for your commute. He is with you when you discipline your children or determine your monthly budget. And this is GREAT NEWS!

You don't have to obey Jesus in your own strength. All you have to do is learn to rely on the Holy Spirit and trust him to live in and through you. Practice spiritual breathing. Keep short accounts with God. Remember, you are never alone. You are INSPIRED.

updated September 2019

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