We have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. I am especially thankful for the Holy Spirit. I have been reflecting on the verse that is found in Romans 8:11. It says, " And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you." What fascinates me about this verse is that the same power that raised Jesus from the grave is in us! That's pretty powerful! If I were to meditate on this in the morning when I get up instead of what my personal agenda for the day was, I believe that my perspective for the day would be much better. It would cause me to be less stressed, be more productive, more motivated, more loving (because loving your neighbor can be hard sometimes), and much more. Why? Because God has given us his Holy Spirit to empower us. His Spirit leads and guides us and is the voice of truth. Galatians 5:25 says, "Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives." The Holy Spirit will lead us and He is all-powerful to bring life to anyone and any situation. Let the Spirit speak to you and show you where you are to evangelize and spread the "Good News" of Christ. Don't walk around powerless and consumed with the busyness of this season, tap in the life giving power of the Holy Spirit and bring dead things to life! Don't only celebrate the birth of Christ, celebrate the Holy Spirit!