In Romans 1:17 in the Passion Bible it reads, “The gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness–a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith.” I had to stop reading and reread this several times. Of late, God has been pressing in on me the need to better understand His Gift of The Holy Spirit. I have received The Holy Spirit through faith by asking Jesus into my life. Living by the power of faith in The Holy Spirit within me is a very different step of belief.
The book of Acts reveals over and over again the anointing of The Holy Spirit on the lives of many, many people who had hands laid on them by the apostles. Their lives had changed abundantly as The Holy Spirit came upon them at the start of Acts. This Holy Spirit is the same Holy Spirit we have living within us today.
I am learning to believe that God wants me to not only house His Holy Spirit, but to open myself to His Power by living this faith and doing so very intentionally. Opening my mind and spirit to The Holy Spirit is a belief I never want to doubt again.