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VerseD: 2 Corinthians 10:5

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ

2 Corinthians 10:5, ESV

Our own thoughts can betray us, so we trust Christ to help us. We use His Word and the Holy Spirit to defeat all arguments (even if the arguers refuse to listen.)

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VerseD: Matthew 9:37-38

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Matthew 9:37‭-‬38, ESV

We want the world to change, but we often simply wait for it.

The Holy Spirit sends us into the world to make disciples of Christ. Heed the call and change the world.

VerseD: Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

Matthew 5:44, ESV

It is easy to want retribution and revenge when people wrong us, but Holy Spirit can help us to not only pray for them but even love them with Christ’s love.

VerseD: John 16:33

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33, ESV

This world can be overwhelming, but Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit that His peace may fill and comfort us.

VerseD: Psalm 119:114

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

Psalm 119:114, ESV

Many of us like escapism, getting away from our troubles through stories and events.

Yet, he Holy Spirit is our Great Comforter, reminding us of God’s promises through His Word.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 10:31

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31, ESV

We tend toward selfishness, but the Holy Spirit can help us glorify God in every area of life.

VerseD: Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20‭-‬21, ESV

We don’t understand what God can and will do in and through us to make us and the world better. Trust the Holy Spirit to draw us to God and bless our world for Christ.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 4:16

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 4:16, ESV

Though we often think we can handle life on our own, that often leads to frustration and pain. Yet the Holy Spirit can renew us and for us in all truth and power.

VerseD: Psalm 145:18

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 145:18, ESV

We want God to do things our way, but He draws nearest to those who seek His will. We seek His will more as we move with the Holy Spirit who conforms our will to God’s, drawing us ever nearer to God.

VerseD: Philippians 2:3

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Philippians 2:3, ESV

Our inclination is to help ourselves or to help others to feel good about ourselves, but the Holy Spirit changes our thinking and inclinations to care more for others for God’s glory.