Do you desire to subdue sin?  Would you be holy?  Would you imitate your Master?  Do you desire to rise to superlative heights of spirituality?  Are you wanting to be made like the angels of God, full of zeal and ardor for the Master’s cause?  You cannot without the Spirit: “Without Me you can do nothing.”  Oh branch of the vine, you can have no fruit without the sap!  Oh child of God, you have no life within you apart from the life which God gives you through His Spirit!

– Charles Spurgeon –