Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Holy Spirit

You know we always here the saying..
If Life deals you lemons, make lemonade!
Well lately things have been a bit array in my life.
It is so hard when times like that come to walk in the Spirit.
However I think we make things so much worst on ourselves by the way
we react to what life throws our way, don't we?
Do we stop to reflect to ask God to help us, or do we go about
our way being frazzled and worried?
As I am looking back over the past oh..... few weeks,
I have to say I failed at letting the Holy Spirit lead in my life.
The Bible tells us.............
Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Galations 5:16
[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Instead, I looked at the situation in utter disbelief, and let my mind wonder as just how
I would handle these situations myself. .
God has taught me many lessons, ... and also gives me unmerrited grace!
What happens to us when we DON'T walk in the Spirit?

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Gal 5:20
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

Gal 5:21
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the Bible does say I can have victory.
Philipians 4:8
I am to think on THESE things
1> What is TRUE
2>What is HONEST
3>What Is JUST
4>What is PURE
5>What is LOVELY
6>What is of GOOD REPORT
So we need to judge our thoughts on these things above, and if they don't measure we then throw them out!
Now let's also take a look at the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
When we yield to the Holy Spirit these are the FRUITS of it!
Galations 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance
against such there is no law.

Dear Lord,
Forgive me for turning my back on the most valuable tool you have given us as Christians.
Help me to listen carefully to your way, so that I may not have my own way!
I thank you for your love and mercy that is so undeserved. Help me to serve you today 100%
In Jesus Precious Name,

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunday's Blessing

It is ALWAYS refreshing to be in the House of God!
Yesterday was full of blessings: Great sermons that I can ponder this week, great people to be around, and spending part of the afternoon with my grandma and grandpa.
It was so nice to see Carey(which I didn't get a chance to visit with) was able to be there because her mom and Travis are both out of the hospital, Praise God for answered prayer.
I have so much more to share but today is going to be very busy, as Monday's are always busy for us. I am meeting some sweet ladies from our church to walk at the lake, and then I will swim for just a bit., and then it's off to the dreaded Dr's appt! I probably won't be home until around 3:00 or so.