June 2013 Issue
The Bible makes many references to the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity. Scripture recounts how He came as tongues of fire, a mighty wind, and a still small voice. But how does He reveal Himself today, in our day-to-day lives?
The Word of God gives us clues that unmistakably point us to God’s Spirit. These clues are the fruit of the Spirit—our topic in Today in the Word this month. We’ll read about love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. This fruit of the Holy Spirit working in our lives is easily recognizable, and it is clear evidence of God dwelling within us. A short word abide gives us an indication on how to bear this fruit. When we abide in Christ, we have union with Him by faith, dependence upon Him, and communion with Him. This month we’ll dwell a great deal on this word: “He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
In our day-to-day journey, let us strive for a full and fruitful life in Christ! Jesus Christ is the Vine, we are the branches. We can bear fruit only if, and when, we are connected to the true Vine. All of us at Today in the Word are thankful for the wonderful branches—readers of our devotional. Thank you for your love for the Word of God and for your faithfulness in supporting Moody and the ministry of Today in the Word.
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Executive Editor: Paul Currie; Managing Editor: Heather Moffitt; Associate Editor: Elena Mafter; Contributing Editors: John Koessler, Kim Pickett; Writer: Jen Pollock Michel