Paul makes a bold statement and follows it with questions, highlighting an encounter with the Holy Spirit. Paul is reminding readers that once we experience the Spirit, there is evidence of a new life in Christ.
By water and Spirit, your baptism initiated you into a new community. What might be different if you claimed your baptism is your call to ministry? Remember, the ministry of the ordained is only one form of ministry. We are all called to ministry.
Today, consider the ways you have experienced Jesus’ grace and power. This may come to you in the form of a specific event or season of your life. Consider how baptism by water and the Spirit change how you live your life. Then, consider how Jesus’ grace and power meets you in the midst of this ordinary day. What transformation has occurred as a result of God’s grace and power?
Come, Holy Spirit, come. Break into my day anew and guide me to become a person of grace, filled with your wisdom and power. All for your fame and glory, Lord, Amen.
What evidence of transformation exists in your life, the local church, and/or your local community?
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If you haven’t taken a moment to review the “Overview of Following Jesus Every Day: Galatians,” please do so. You’ll find a few tips that will help you start this journey.