Galatians 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
I am a born again Christian and when I became a Christian….I became a new person….I was changed. The old ways that made up who I was fading away and the evidence of the new me was emerging. Because I became a born again Christian….I now have the Holy Spirit living inside of me and He is my constant guide in my new nature.
I have no problems exhibiting these fruits of love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control………when I’m under the full control of the Holy Spirit……but sometimes…..OK…..A little more than I would like to admit to……I get into my fleshy self……then I have to repent…..and get to that place where I am walking in the Spirit of my Holy God. How I wish that I can walk in the Spirit 100% of the time……but we are human…yup…last time I checked I still live here on earth so…I’m still human.
I want to produce this fruit all the time… so I know what I have to do. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalms 119:11. I also have to do this: In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths Proverbs 3:6. I have to let go and let God…through the power of His Holy Spirit ….leading me and guiding me.
Who am I really? Am I this loving, peaceful, joyful, Patient, gentle, faithful, well behaved good person? I have to say…..I believe so because of the work that Christ has done in my life….who is the author and finisher of my faith. He has started this good work in me and He WILL complete it. I want Him to…..I love Him and I want my life to reflect Him in me. ……I love Him and I want my life to reflect Him in me…..Yes I said it twice…I want to honor God with this! The more I pray and the more I study His word the easier it is to obtain these goals.
When I don’t do these two things…it is an uphill battle up the rough side of a steep dangerous mountain and I can get lost. When I follow the lead of the Holy Spirit….I have a guide….when I follow the Word of God (bible)….I have a light for my way. WALK IN THE SPIRIT YA’LL….WALK IN THE SPIRIT! Who are you……really?
I’m a born again believer in Jesus Christ…….can you tell…who I am?
Message for today: Know who you are……really….and walk that way….and produce some good fresh fruit!!