I am the Holy Spirit Who baptized you into Christ
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body . . .
and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:13
I am the One Spirit who baptized you into Christ Jesus. I placed you into Christ so that when Jesus died, you were identified in His death. When Jesus was buried, your sins were buried with Him. When Jesus arose from the dead, you were in Jesus, receiving new life (See Romans 6:3-4). I, the third Person of the Trinity, am the One Spirit who baptized you into Christ with all other believers.
Holy Spirit, it is a privilege to be united with Jesus in His death, burial
and resurrection. Now I’m in Christ with all other believers.
I am the Holy Spirit, the One Spirit who gives you love for others. When you meet other believers—even for the first time—there’s oneness, because you both love the same Lord. No other spirit can give you that feeling or common bond with other believers. You can pray with them, share your testimony or worship together, all because you are one in Me the Spirit. I am the Holy Spirit, the One Spirit who gives unity to the Body of Christ. “There is one body and one Spirit” (Ephesians 4:4). So realize that I work to give you and all other believers unity of heart and purpose. You should fellowship together, pray together, serve together and, when difficulties come, sacrifice and suffer together.
Holy Spirit, help me get along with other believers,
especially those I’ve had trouble with. Help me love other Christians
so the world can see Jesus in us. Amen.
Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Key Thought: I am the Holy Spirit who gives unity to the Body of Christ.