"IN FAITH, HE..." Devotional from Cherbear
"But the fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy and peace. It is being patient, kind and good.It is being faithful and gentle and having control of oneself. There is no law against things of that kind." Galatians 5:22-23
Death to Self - Life in the Spirit
We Have a Choice
So often my "self" threatens the quality of my witness, service and commitment to God. It's a natural phenomena. However, it is a very real problem which we face as Christians every day. The accounts are to many to choose an example, so I'll keep mine to God and myself.
I do find that when I cry out to Jesus for recovery when "self" gets in the way, "IN FAITH, HE..." meets the need. His love, peace, power, courage, compassion, forgiveness, and humbling spirit, are mine for the asking. A cry for "death to self" brings forth the fruit of the Spirit of Jesus Christ indwelling every believer who will turn to Him. He is quick with our recovery when we let Him take control. We see instant results and we get to see Him do it! This is one way we can increase our faith in Him. Selah!
Gal. 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control...!
What do you say? I say, "we have a choice." Being out of step with Him brings about heartbreak and most certainly consequence. He will not keep us on a short leash. He gave us a free will to act and do as we please. Living daily walking in step with Him we can freely choose to live in the fruit of His Holy Spirit. All good and good for all!
A prayer to share:
Resting in your goodness, I am giving you the reigns, trusting not in who I am but who You are in me. Your Spirit lets me know when I am out of line with you. Thank you for the nudges, which help me to grow and learn a better way. Thank you for" Life in the Spirit." Amen
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