Saturday, August 25, 2012

"Slow down at the yield sign"

Galatians 5:16-26

The Fruit of the Spirit will become evident in our lives, when we live under the influence of God's Spirit. But if we neglect to follow after Jesus we will always gratify our desire to sin. God's influence should have a direct impact on every aspects our lives, i.e. how we vote, what we watch, and how we treat others. 

We cannot make exceptions to justify sin because it only promotes more sin and worsens our condition. We must yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit and The Lord's Way.  Sometimes we develop  political views, cultural practices, and family traditions that promote sin and as Christians we should not tolerate this in our lives. Our hearts deceive us (Jeremiah 17:9) and do not reveal the Heart of God but the heart of our selfish desires that lead us to sin (James 1:14-15).  However His Spirit, that lives inside of us, will always have the things of God in mind and not the things of man, (2 Corinthians 5:10-11). 

The world offers self-help guru's, motivational speakers, and life coaches but this wisdom is not Godly (James 3:15). Godly wisdom reflects the Heart of God and brings Him glory (James 3:17). Let us detach ourselves and truly seek Jesus and show the world the JOY and freedom Christ offers. 

The World is deceived and they believe their freedom to sin is liberating. But they are living in the same bondage that we once lived in (Galatians 5:1). Let us gracefully yield our thoughts, plans, beliefs and watch God work mightily in our lives. Stay focused, you can do this!

 "In His Joy"