Day One: Open

Let’s read aloud together the following passage, confession, and prayer:

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
1 Corinthians 6.19-20 NIV

Q: How does the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A: The Spirit applies to us the redemption purchased by Christ by producing faith in us, and by this uniting us to Christ in our effective calling.

Q: What is effective calling?
A: Effective calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he persuades and enables us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.
(Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 30-31)

Prayer: “Lord, I am open to the Holy Spirit.
Holy, Spirit, come to me, dwell in me, speak to me
so I may become more like Christ.
Lord, give me the courage to be open.
Lord, I am open to the Holy Spirit.
Come Holy Spirit.
[In Jesus’ name.] Amen.”
(Scot McKnight, Open to the Spirit, 204)

Let’s sing the song “Spirit of of God” by New Life Worship (click here).

– CR