Monday, February 28, 2011

Following God's Spirit to Power, Love, and Self-Discipline

If God's Spirit gives us power, love and self-discipline, I need to follow God's Spirit more often!

I have succumbed to many temptations, since I am human after all.
Our free will, also a gift from God, leads us down many paths that require us to seek God's spirit to make it through alive and in a way that gives glory to God.

I am guilty, unfortunately, of not channeling God's Spirit in times of need. Some of my most serious sins have been the direct result of ignoring the Spirit, and giving in to temptation.

We all do it. That does not make it right.

The Lord's Spirit provides us with His Power to overcome temptation, and to survive our current society.

His Spirit also gives us Love. He has told us to love our neighbors as ourselves. We can love not only our neighbors, but also those who seek to harm us, through God's Spirit.

That same amazing Spirit gives us self-discipline - to avoid that which is not glorifying to God.

I don't know about you, but I need that Spirit. All of these gifts provide me with a sense of purpose, dedication, and a spirit willing and capable to glorify God in all I do

When I clean my house, do the laundry, or wash dishes, I can call upon the Spirit of God to bless my family through my own self-discipline.

Dear Lord,
Please help me to seek your Spirit and wisdom in all I do. The power to overcome temptation, love for all my neighbors, and the self-discipline to complete all of the tasks that come my way, come from You, through Your Spirit.
Thank you Lord, for these gifts, and for sending your Spirit into my life.

"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7

1 comment:

  1. We need the Holy Spirit to survive! I am thankful for all the gifts He has given me. I want to use them for His glory. Amen!