15, August 2010

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Get Serious about Living a Godly Life

‘…let us follow the Spirit’s leading…’ Galatians 5:25 NLT

Charles Spurgeon said that if we are not seeking the Lord, the Devil is seeking us. And he gets us when we lower our guard and become complacent. If you’re serious about living a godly life, read on.
‘Live according to your new life in the Holy Spirit. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The old sinful nature loves to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Holy Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, and your choices are never free from this conflict… When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, your lives will produce these evil results: sexual immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, idolatry, participation in demonic activities, hostility, quarrelling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, divisions, the feeling that everyone is wrong except those in your own little group. Envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other kinds of sin… But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control… Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to His cross and crucified them there. If we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.’ (Galatians 5:16–25 NLT) When you get serious about living a godly life, God will help you.

SoulFood: Ezek 47:1–12, Rev 21: 22–22:5

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