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Holy Spirit, thank You for renovating my innermost being when You were poured out upon me at my new birth.  (Titus 3:5-6)  I had given up hope….  I kept repainting the outside, but You moved in and remodeled the inside overnight.  Thank You for the inner changes You have made…. (2 Corinthians 5:16-17)  You are a great interior decorator! Holy Spirit, thank You for immersing me in Yourself, so that now rivers of living water flow from my innermost being.  When I am thirsty, You say, “Come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”  (1 Corinthians 12:12; John 7:37-39)  I believe!  Thank You for the many ways You satisfy my thirsty heart…. Holy Spirit, thank You for SEALING me in Christ, by the power of Your unchanging promise to never let me go.  (Ephesians 1:13:4:30)  No one else has ever been this committed to me.  Although I grieve You at times, thank You for the ways You keep me in Your unwavering grip…. Holy Spirit, thank You for LIVING IN me.  (Romans 8:9-11)  I cannot get over having the living God living inside me!  Without You within, I would be weak and dead inside.  But like radioactive fuel, You are pulsing with power in there.  Like Shamu at Sea World, You are eager to burst out and show the world what You can do. Thank You for those times I sense Your Life rising in me…. Holy Spirit, thank You for GLORIFYING Christ, spurring me on to adore and worship Him each day.  (John 16:14)  I am often enamored with other things, and think small thoughts about God.  But thank You for renewing my heart through worship and praise.  Worthy is the lamb...! Holy Spirit, thank You for TEACHING me things no one else could teach me.  (1 John 4:20,27)  I can be so hardheaded and forgetful.  But then You soften my heart, remind Me of Your words, and bring wonderful moments of insight.  Thank You for the things You have been teaching me…. Holy Spirit, thank You for PRAYING for me with such compassion and insight.  (Romans 8:26-27)  You know when I feel weak, or I just don’t know what to pray….  It is so good to know that You are actively searching my heart, and interceding for me with all your wisdom and insight into the Father’s heart.  It is such a relief to know that You take the baton from my groping hand, and run with it to the throne of grace! Holy Spirit, thank You for REASSURING me that I really am Your child, born again as a new person within.  (Romans 8:15-16)  You know how the Accuser of the brethren confronts me with my failures…, and tries to convince me that I am only Your stepson, still bearing his family image.  But Your Spirit in me cries out “Daddy!  Father!”  And You remind me who I really am, a true son of God, born from above, bearing Your likeness in my innermost being. Holy Spirit, thank You for BEARING FRUIT in my daily life and relationships.  (Galatians 5:22-25)  You know what I am like on my own.  But I rejoice in the ways that Your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness and restraint are growing and becoming visible in me….  The glory is Yours! Holy Spirit, thank You for GUIDING me and leading me.  (John 16:13; Romans 8:14)  Thank You for not merely leaving me with a set of instructions.  I need an escort, and I am so glad that You are here within.  Although there have been times I was confused, or did not listen, thank You for the many times You have warned, assured, counseled, reminded, intervened, opened or closed doors, and led me….  I know that I can always count on You to guide a listening, yielded heart. Holy Spirit, thank You for COMFORTING me as no one else can.  (John 14:16; 2 Corinthians 2:3-4)  I believe that You really do feel my pain, and my fears….  When I feel discouraged, or alone, it is good to sense that You are there.  You know when to just quietly put Your arm around me.  And when it is time to speak, You know just what to say. Holy Spirit, thank You for the ways You are PURIFYING me, and driving sin from my daily life….  (1 Peter 1:2)  I am so grateful that You have a tight hold on me, and that You hate the sin that seeks to destroy me.  Thank You for disciplining and training me as a good father does with his son. Holy Spirit, thank You for EMPOWERING me to be Your witness.  (Acts 1:8)  I often feel so weak or fearful around those who don’t know You.  But Thank You for strengthening me in my little steps as a witness….  What a joy it is, when I don’t know what to say or do, that You come through with Your creativity and wisdom.  There is nothing like opening my mouth and having You give me the love and the words needed.  (Ephesians 6:19) Holy Spirit, thank You for POURING OUT LOVE in my heart today.  (Romans 5:5)  Others often disappoint me, and leave me feeling unloved….  But when I look to You, Your overflowing love renews my hope, heals my wounds, softens my calluses and sets me free to love as if I’d never been disappointed….  What amazing love!