THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The preacher bought a second-hand car, and it wasn't performing very well.
The next day he took it back to the used car dealer.
He said, "I'm returning this car."
The salesman asked, "What's the matter, can't you drive it?"
The preacher said, "Not and stay in the ministry!"
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Christian, what can you accomplish without God's Holy Spirit to help and guide you?
Here's a short list of things you can do:
Become proud, vain and self-righteous,
Become filled with false doctrine,
Become obsessed with evil passion.
Were it not for God's Holy Spirit and grace covering, filling and working inside us, Chritians might well become the worst sinners.
We only have life as long as the light of Christ shines within us by His Holy Spirit.
Without Him, we become as dark as night itself.
There is no victory we have ever won, no good thing we have ever done, except it came by the power of His Holy Spirit in us!
"For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." (Phil 2:13)
"I am the vine , ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing." (John 15:5)
Every day then, let us cry out to God with the psalmist,
"Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me!!"
Let us beg for mercy and forgiveness of our sin.
Let us cry out for grace in every moment.
Let us call to God for His indwelling presence.
And let us never think to undertake anything for Him without first seeking His presence, power and approval!