Gifted: One Spirit to Drink

“For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. ” (1 Corinthians 12:13)

Slow yourself down for a minute to catch the impact of this short verse’s big ideas about the Holy Spirit.

dock_350Paul clearly states that every single believer is included in Christ’s body by the one and only Holy Spirit of God. Every believer. God throws out our human comparison measuring sticks (nationality, skin color, height, hair, money, popularity, smarts, smells, etc.). None of them count for or against you.

Without exception, every true believer in Jesus is filled up with the Holy Spirit at the moment we trust in Him to save us from our sin. What poetry! We drink the Spirit into us by our faith in Christ. This is the living water Jesus promised to the woman at the well, the kind that keeps us from ever feeling spiritually thirsty again.

And He brought us presents.

Think: How often do you consciously think about the fact that, as a Christian, God’s Spirit lives in you? When you do think about it, what difference does it make to you?

Pray: Thank God for giving you the one Spirit to drink, along with all of your Christian brothers and sisters around the world.

Do: Try to imagine following Jesus in this life without the power of God’s Spirit in you.