HOLY SPIRIT, Scatter Within Me THY Cheerful Beams


(John 14:12 NOG- “I can guarantee this truth: Those who believe in Me will do the things that I am doing. They will do even greater things because I Am going to The Father.”)

Today’s focal verse is one of my favorite verses because it reminds me of this incredibly powerful truth— the very moment that Jesus gave His Life and sent His Holy Spirit was the very moment that solidified God’s purpose for my life.

Christ choosing the cross for my salvation will never be in vain because in Him saving my life, I realize, understand, and appreciate that the greatest of who I am is visual only because His Spirit is alive in me.

To me, Jesus saying that for those of us who believe in Him, we will not only do the work that He has done, but that we will do even greater means that He possessed this phenomenal faith in us that He knew was so much greater than we would ever have the ability or capacity to conceptualize and see within ourselves.

Jesus knew that our faith in Him and in ourselves would sometimes waver. He knew that there would be times when on our own, we would simply fall short. He knew that times would arrive in our lives when we would need to be reminded of The Greater that lives within us. (John 14:25-26 MSG- I’m telling you these things while I’m still living with you. The Friend, The Holy Spirit Whom The Father will send at My request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you.)

It is by us living and walking in the power, ability, provision, and authority of His Holy Spirit that allows us to blossom and thrive in the greater that He has gifted to us.

So today, I just want to remind you that you possess the power and Spirit of The Living God on the inside you. There is nothing that you can’t do because our God makes all things possible. Remember that before you were even born The Lord set you apart because He had a holy and perfect purpose for your life. Let nothing and no one rob you of that truth. (1 John 4:4 MSG- You come from God and belong to God. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for The Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world.)

Dear Heavenly Father, today and everyday forth, let Your Holy Spirit remind us of and guide us to our greater in You. Lord, help us to understand and embrace the perfect plan that you have purposed for our lives. Allow our hearts to always be cognizant of the beauty and value of the desires that you planted within us. Father, as we live our lives for You, help us to realize that the dreams that seem impossible for us to achieve on our own are the very dreams that are made possible with Your help and by Your power. Lord, in us knowing that, please give us the heart to seek You first and always. In the name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and our Lord and Savior— I pray, Amen and so be it.

“O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.” ~ Saint Augustine

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54 thoughts on “HOLY SPIRIT, Scatter Within Me THY Cheerful Beams

  1. What confidence Jesus has in us that he would go to the father for us. I can do all things through him who gives me strength! Found you on the #RaRaLinkup 🙂

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    • Yes, yes, yes, Amanda! I’m so grateful for the love and strength that HE provides! HE gives like no one else can and I am always so amazed by HIM!

      Thank you so much for stopping by! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂


  2. That the Spirit of the Living God resides inside… this great fact always brings me to my knees in thankfulness, amen!!!
    I’m always so encouraged when I visit your blog, Tai! Always! Praying He blesses you bigger than big, today girl 🙂

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    • Awww! Christine, your words bless me, Dear! Thank you so very much for your prayers!

      And yes, like you, I am always thankful for HIS HOLY PRESENCE in my life. Where would we be without HIM?! I don’t even want to imagine!

      Praying HIS love, peace, joy, strength, and favor over you today, sweet friend! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

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  3. I love this, sweet Tai, “The greatest of who I am is visual only because HIS SPIRIT is alive in me.” Beautiful! Your post reminded me of Colossians 1:27, “God has chosen to make known to them the glorious riches of that mystery. He has made it known among the Gentiles. And here is what it is. Christ is in you. He is your hope of glory.” – God’s Spirit, alive and active in us. If we could grasp that truth, it would be truly transformative!
    Blessings and hugs,


    • Awww! Thank you so much, Kamea!

      I love that verse and I’m going to use that as the focal verse in my prayers tonight. If every heart would grasp and embrace that truth, what an amazing world we would live in!

      Love and infinite blessings to you, sweet friend! *HUGS!*

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  4. A super post! I like the thought that Jesus’ death will never be lost on followers because we are “visual” by way of His image in us. Thank you for that thought…


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    • You are so very welcome! And thank you so much for the encouraging and kind words! I truly appreciate it!

      When I visited your blog earlier, I was really blown away! You are doing an amazing job there. I valued the truth and sincerity in which you write. I’m looking forward to reading more from you. Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂


  5. Beautiful Tai. It is as if you are leading my right up into the loving arms of my Savior. There is nothing better than that. I love how you point out all of everything good started the moment the Spirit was imparted. We have so much power. Now, let’s really believe. I love your words! Visiting you from the #RaRalinkup and #DancewithJesus today! I feel love you Tai.

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    • Awww! Kelly, I’m so happy to hear that you feel loved here. That really makes my heart smile. Thank you so very much, my sweet friend! You are always a great encouragement and inspiration to me. Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂


    • Yes, Kristine, yes! I’m thanking and praising HIM for that today and everyday forth! HE is so worthy!

      And thank you! Hope you have a wonderful day as well! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂


  6. Beautiful! The hearing of the words nothing is impossible with God and the knowing that this is true is always such a powerful reminder that God is everything He says He is. Blessed we are neighbors today at #DanceWithJesus

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    • Mary, you are so right and I am so very grateful for such a powerful and beautiful truth! Thank you for visiting with me today, Dear! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂


  7. Love this reminder: “So today, I just want to remind you that you possess the power and SPIRIT of THE LIVING GOD on the inside you.” He’s a mighty power! Thanks for encouraging and reminding us of this, Tai. #DancewithJesus

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    • Ifeoma, I’m so happy to hear that you loved it! And yes, May GOD give us the hearts to always love HIM and others as we should!

      I am doing well! Thank you for asking! How are you, sweet friend? I’m praying joy and many blessings over you this morning, Love! 🙂


  8. “His Divine power has given us everything we need for life” I’ve always loved this verse. We need His power so badly. Not just to live, but to make an impact in the people in our lives. “We are more than conquerors through Him”

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    • Yes, yes, yes, Debbie! You are exactly right! The words that you have spoken here are true and hold such great power, Love.

      LORD, let the heart and power of CHRIST be displayed in all that we do! In the mighty name of JESUS— Amen!

      Infinite blessings to you, Dear Heart! 🙂


    • Yes, exactly, Steve! I am truly beyond thankful! Words can’t even express!
      Where would we have been without our SAVIOR?! LORD, we are amazed by YOU and how YOU love us!

      And you are very welcome, my friend thank you for visiting with me today! Infinite blessings to you! 🙂

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  9. Stopping by from Grace & Truth tonight. Thank you for reminding us of the GREATER within us. I’m so very thankful for Him – for the way He makes life beautiful and worth living.

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    • You are so very welcome, Jennifer! And yes, exactly! Where would we be without HIM?! LORD, we are forever grateful for YOUR PRESENCE in our lives!

      Thank you for visiting with me this evening! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂


  10. Yes, we can do anything that GOD CALLS US TO. But if God doesn’t call us to it, He won’t necessarily equip us for it. Philippians 4:19 is often interpreted as meaning that anything WE decide to do God will give us the strength. But when we read the surrounding verses we realize that isn’t what Paul is saying at all. It’s like making our own plans and asking God to bless us after the fact.

    Good post. God bless.

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  11. “So today, I just want to remind you that you possess the power and SPIRIT of THE LIVING GOD on the inside you.”

    Thank you for this reminder. And may I always walk, talk, and live as though I know this to be so!


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