The Holy Spirit blood regenerates every cell of the body of Christ and always pours praise upon Jesus. The Holy Spirit lovingly blossoms lives by his presence, and rejuvenates members of the household of faith. The Holy Spirit within also whispers that another person belongs to the household of faith. Paul writes in Romans 8.16, "The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." In a strange way, we warm immediately on meeting some Christians but other people leave us cold. This is a mark of the Holy Spirit working within us. What is the household of faith doing now? Is she slumbering, jogging or being caressed? Is she straining to listen or singing a song?✞
The household of faith can suffer from lack of exercise on the one hand, and over eating on the other. She may be fed constantly on God's Word but not put it into practice. An unknown poet described the dangers of inactivity,✞
1. How spiritually fit is your household of faith?
2. How can the wealth of some members of your household of faith "help the body care for itself and fuel its muscular activity in a hurting world?"
3. Are you a mentor to another Christian? How did that happen?
4. What "blood clots" in the body of Christ can you think of that prevent the work of the Holy Spirit?✞