“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Galatians 5:22-23,25

TODAY’S WORD…

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.

If we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

– Galatians 5:22-23,25

 

REFLECTION…

A corrupt human nature loves to do the opposite of what the Holy Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are contrary to what the sinful nature wants.[1] When we follow the desires of our sinful nature, our lives will produce these results: sexual immorality, impure thoughts and immodesty, eagerness for lustful pleasure, idolatry, witchcraft, hostility and quarrelling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, divisions and factions, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other things like these. If we live that sort of life we will not inherit the kingdom of God. [2]

Let us be fully aware, therefore, that our actions are a clear indicator of which Master we are serving and we should be conscious of the consequences of our actions.

[1] cf. Galatians 5:17;
[2] cf. Galatians 5:19-21

 

PRAYER…

Holy Spirit,

my Gracious Defender,

my Loving Consoler,

my Divine Counsellor,

come my Lord and purify me.

 

Remove from me all that is not from You,

and fill me with love, joy, peace,

patience, kindness, goodness,

faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

 

Come, O Holy Spirit,

I want to follow Your leading in every part of my life.

Come Holy Spirit, lead me and fill me with Your fruit!

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