“Livin’ Large is experiencing the new life we have in Christ. It is living the Christian life in the power of the Holy Spirit and it is practicing (Ephesians 4-6) our position (Ephesians 1-3).”
13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
Livin’ Large is possible because of our new relationship with Jesus Christ. God has given us everything we need in Christ; He has made us complete in Christ and He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ. One of those spiritual blessings is the indwelling and sealing of the Holy Spirit. At salvation, the moment we put our faith in Christ, God gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit. He is God With Us and not only this, He is God In Us! The Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives guarantees our eternal life and provides right now everything we need for an abundant life. According to Ephesians 1:13-14, we have been sealed with the Spirit. The Spirit connects us to Christ and provides for us God’s protection and power. He is the deposit of all the future blessings God promises to us.
Spend a few moments thinking about this truth of the Spirit’s presence in your life. Read Ephesians 1:13-14 several times and reflect on each phrase. Thank God for His provision and ask the Holy Spirit for His help. This is what Jesus promised about the provision of the Holy Spirit:
“13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13)
“16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” (John 14:16-17)
Remember, you can experience Livin’ Large because you have been sealed with the Holy Spirit!