Surely you know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you!
—1 Corinthians 3:16 GNT
The Spirit has taken up permanent residence in you. Where you go, the Spirit goes with you. Whatever you do, God’s Spirit is near. This should not make you feel condemned. Rather, find strength in this truth!
Because the Holy Spirit has chosen to live in you, you are able to overcome any obstacle and flee every temptation. He is your kindhearted Advocate who yearns for a friendship that will “lead you on level ground” (see Psalm 143:10). As you become more sensitive to the Sprit, you will love what He loves and hate what He hates.
If you have saddened God’s Spirit, His love for you is not lessened. Turn to Him and repent. In His grace you will find renewed strength!
Adapted from The Holy Spirit: An Introduction (Messenger International, 2013).