The Evidence of God’s Spirit
Walking in the Spirit – Part IX
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 5:1-11
Key Verse: Galatians 5:22
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: … joy…
I hope I have firmly proven that the only way anyone can sing “Joy to the World” with any sincerity is to walk in obedience to the Spirit of God that is in them.
When Jesus said that He came to give us life and life abundant, He was saying “Joy to the World”.
When Jesus left the comforts of heaven to come to earth, He was saying, “Joy to the World”.
When Jesus took upon Himself the sins of the world and dying on the cross, He was saying “Joy to the World”.
When Jesus promised that He would send His Holy Spirit to live in all who would believe, He was saying “Joy to the World”.
I am going to presume that you are reading these devotionals because you are a Christ-follower. You have decided to confess your sins and accept Jesus as your Savior. Of course, it is up to you to choose the path for your life.
Will you decide each day to walk a path of total trust and obedience to Jesus’s teachings? Or will you choose a path of daily worry and anxiety?
The path of worry and anxiety seems to come to us more naturally. However, it also destroys our Joy in the Lord.
The path of trust and obedience takes some hard work and discipline. We must control our thoughts and resist the devil’s constant challenge to our faith-filled thoughts.
The path of trust and obedience takes constant intake of the truths in the Bible. And it is best with the company of others, so be faithful in your attendance to the assembly of believers!
Start this new year with a fresh determination that you will do whatever it takes to keep the Joy of the Lord and the peace that surpasses all understanding!
Let’s close this month with this from God’s Word:
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6).
Father, please add Your strength to my determination that I make this a year of joy and peace. In Jesus’s Name I pray, amen.