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Evidences of a Spirit Filled Christian
by Greg Baker
12/01/2010 / Christian Living
What are the evidences of a Christian who is Spirit filled? Is it super natural powers? Is it a magnetic personality? No, not really.
Being a Spirit filled Christian is not spooky or even supernatural. A person does not have to break down and start foaming at the mouth, start spouting in some unknown tongue or language, or even suddenly have the ability to heal the ailing. It is actually much more practical than that.
Walking in the Spirit, to be Spirit filled, is a mental exercise that puts your thinking, hopes, and desires in God's hands. Notice the following passage of Scripture:
Romans 8:5-8 - For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Notice how many times the word 'mind' appears. Walking in the Spiritand thus to be Spirit filledis about where your mind is. So here are some of the evidences of a Spirit filled Christian:
1. Is in constant prayerful contact with God throughout the day (1 Thess 5:17).
2. Is loving to those around him (Gal 5:22).
3. Is at peace with life (Gal 5:22, Rom 8:6).
4. Has songs of God and Jesus on his lips throughout the day (Eph 5:18-19).
5. Is joyful (Gal 5:22).
6. Does not feel at odds with God (Rom 8:6-7).
7. Is constantly thankful for what he has and what he is (Eph 5:18-20).
8. Is humble to those around him (Eph 5:18-21).
These are the basic evidences of a spirit filled Christian. So many times, as Christians, we are looking for the supernatural, when the quality of our life is not determined by the power we wield, but by how much the Spirit of God has filled every aspect of our life.
It begins by absorbing your Bible. You need to be in constant contact with God throughout the day. Do not just say your prayers, read a verse or two, and then dismiss God until the next day. If that is all you ever do, then God only occupies a very tiny fraction of your life. There is no way you are filled with the Spirit.
Remember, the most important aspect of the Christian life is your relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Being Spirit filled is not determined by your position in Church, how well you keep the rules, to what degree people recognize your spirituality, or how much influence you wield over others.
It is how much you fill your daily life with God!
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