May 26, 2021 | Podcast, The Living Room

060: Why Life Is Better with the Holy Spirit with Jeannie Cunnion


The Holy Spirit makes the grace and love of Jesus real to us!” 

In this episode, Jeannie Cunnion shares from her newest book, Don’t Miss Out: Daring to Believe Life Is Better with the Holy SpiritHaving already served Jesus for 40 years, Jeannie realized that she had been missing out on all that the Holy Spirit was intended to do in her life. While Scripture teaches that God gives us the Holy Spirit to help us the moment we put our trust in Jesus, many of us still try to live our Christian lives in our own strength.

As Jeannie’s desire for more of God grew, so did her awareness of the powerful work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit invites each one of us into a beautiful intimacy with Him and longs to empower us to live out God’s purposes for our lives.

For all of you moms who long to help your children to love and live for Jesus, there is a special part in this episode that will speak right to your heart!

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • The Christian life is fueled by the power of the Holy Spirit
  • The Holy Spirit is not just for the gifts of the Spirit or Fruit of the Spirit
  • We can welcome the Holy Spirit’s presence and power into our lives on a daily basis
  • Jesus relied on the power of the Holy Spirit and told His disciples they needed to wait for the Holy Spirit (John 14-16)
  • The Bible refers to the Holy Spirit as our intercessor, comforter, helper, champion, counselor, and strengthener
  • If we try to live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit we will limit how far and deep we will go
  • The Holy Spirit makes the grace and love of Jesus real to us
  • Grace is the power and the desire to do God’s will (Philippians 2:13)
  • The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, which opens our eyes to our need of a savior, and assures us of the righteous standing we have in Christ (John 16:8)
  • He is working even when we are not aware of it
  • The Holy Spirit transforms us – when we abide in the Spirit, His fruit becomes more evident in our lives (John 15)
  • “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (2 Peter 1:13)
  • When we learn how to commune with the Holy Spirit, He invites us to be a part of a sacred intimacy with the entire Trinity
  • When we feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit, we have the choose to yield
  • God’s Word instructs us how to set our minds on the Holy Spirit (Galatians 1-5)
  • The Holy Spirit speaks as an advocate whereas the enemy speaks as an accuser
  • We cannot fill the role of the Holy Spirit in our children’s lives
  • When we walk in the Spirit we can plant seeds into our children’s lives, but only He can make them grow
  • “I’ve discovered it’s not how intensely I struggle but how completely I surrender” ~ Ken Gire

"The Holy Spirit sounds like an advocate. The Enemy sounds like an accuser" - Jeannie Cunnion - The Living Room Podcast - Episode 060

But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you].

~ John 16:7 AMP

Links from Show

NEW BOOK: Don’t Miss Out: Daring to Believe Life Is Better with the Holy Spirit

Don’t Miss out: Book Club Kit

5 Reflections on the Holy Spirit 

NEW BIBLE STUDY (Releasing December 2021): Never Alone – Bible Study Book: Parenting in the Power of the Holy Spirit

BOOK: Parenting the Wholehearted Child: Captivating Your Child’s Heart with God’s Extravagant Grace

BOOK: Mom Set Free: Find Relief from the Pressure to Get It All Right

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