Led by the spirit of God

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Romans 8: 14

Take a deeper look and dive into Romans 8 : Life in the Spirit , as we take a deeper dive into this scripture we can begin to understand what Life by the Spirit really means.

I know, It’s easier said than done but it is time to start somewhere. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh; but after the Spirit. Romans 8: 1. What does walking after the Spirit look like? But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galations 5: 22-23. These qualities can come and go depending on the day right? But to live after the Spirit is to walk in this fruit daily, and yes it means dying to self daily. I know the easiest thing to do is walk in the natural response of the flesh, we all do it and we can get very comfortable very quickly, but in order to live by the Spirit of God we must encounter some discomfort because our flesh won’t like when we choose love and joy instead of bitterness and anger. We would rather return scorn and hatred to a brother/sister than to live in kindness and goodness. We can easily ignore God and his people and live selfishly rather than being faithful as a Christian and gentle in spirit and in WORD. Self – control is a big one, because we can easily let loose, let go, say a few curse words, fly off the handle, give in to our desires “just for a little bit” rather than exercising self-control. We are all guilty and we all have fallen short at some point, I definitely have.

As brothers and sisters in Christ we must encourage each other to live by the Spirit. So my encouragement to you let’s write/note down where we easily fall and keep it in mind. As we walk through our day let us be concious of what walking by the Spirit looks like, let us remember that if we are led by the Spirit rather than the flesh, we are called the sons of God.

Dear Father,

As you lead me in my day to day activities help me to remember that I am not of this world but that your Holy Spirit, the Spirit of all truth lives within me therefore I must walk in the way of the Spirit. Help me up when I fall to get back on my feet stronger than before after learning from my mistakes. Keep me on a path of life and peace because the life of the spirit is one of life and peace and that is the path I choose this day, thank yiu for your grace and mercy and for never forsaking me, I love you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Trust in God’s word

The words of the Lord are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.
Psalms 12:6 NKJV

The word is living truth, so as this scripture emphasizes that God’s words are pure like silver tried in a furnace of the earth purified seven times, why do we doubt Him?

He spoke to you in that dream, through your pastor, leader, even friend, through that bible verse or message, His words are clear. His words never go against truth, it always brings with it peace and conviction “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12. The word of God penetrates the soul and spirit causing us to re examine our lives and choices.

Trust that when God speaks His words will be clear and will be confirmed through His word. It will always be truthful and will always align with righteousness and peace.

God bless you

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Salvation prayer

You may be wondering what is a prayer of salvation?

Romans 10: 9-10

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raise Him from the dead, those shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Today, we will confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and that God His Father raised him from the dead. We will believe these truths in our hearts without doubting, knowing that Jesus died as a ransom for the sake of our sinful nature. We were all destined for hell but His life here on earth and sacrifice to bring people to a new hope in Him stopped us in our tracks to hell. We can now believe in Him, confess our sin and accept Him we have His Holy spirit now living within us a life he purposed for us to live as we obey Him. Our lives won’t always be perfect, but as you accept Him after confessing your sin you will now be made into a new creation in Christ. This means your old ways of thinking will be made new because he will renew your mind daily as you trust Him. Even when you slip sometimes and fall you will know you can get back up and keep going with Him. Your belief in Him and obedience to Him is what is required.

You will now live a life of total freedom from the deadly traps of sin.

Say this prayer in your own words:

Dear Heavenly father,

I admit my sins, I am a sinner {expand and confess further sins if led} and I need your deliverance and power at work in my life. Cleanse me Father, I trust and believe in you.

I believe you have sent your son Jesus Christ as a baby to redeem this world from the deadly nature of sin through His sacrifice of death on the cross. I believe he died for me. Because of this sacrifice I have decided to surrender my life to Him, that i may be made whole and have his Holy Spirit live in me. So I surrender and ask that you Holy Spirit will dwell in me and wash my sins away, as I walk this walk of faith I know it will not always be easy but I trust you to carry be and help me up when I fall. I am dedicated to walking as your child wherever you lead. In Jesus’s name, amen.

Congratulations, you’re saved now go forth and seek further counsel from the Holy Spirit on a church to join so that you can enter into a brother/sisterhood of believers that will guide you in wisdom.

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Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

JOY is a choice.

JOY is finding a reason to be at peace and to have a deep rooted, unshakable, unmoveable hope that cannot be easily disrupted. This hope reassures us that we are going to be okay and that all is well because at the end of the day God is good full stop. His nature is good, he is the very essence of goodness and purity. His design and plans are only for our good, thus at the end of the day all is well. So joy is remembering God’s nature, His design and Hisnplan and knowing beyond the temporary circumstance that all is well because He is good. It is trusting that all will be well when presently it may not look like it will be. Joy keeps us hopeful because beyond what we can see we can hold onto a promise and a peace. We are already okay and we have a saviour who is watching our every step how can he let us fall if we trust in HIM?

Decide today that beyond what you can see you will have a hope in joy knowing that you are okay and most importantly God is GOOD. Let joy keep you admist the storm, temptations and other issues of life. Stand firm in joy because it will help you through what feels like forever torment, it reminds you that nothing is permanent and you ALWAYS have something to give praise for. So today give praise because look at where you are, here!

Choose joy you have enough breath in your lungs and hope in your heart to release a praise and a thanks. Be at peace. Be at rest. God is your portion. His nature is good. This is temporary and you are already okay ❤

Dear God,

As we enter into a new season of unfamiliarity sometimes fear and hopelessness try to occupy the spaces of our hearts where joy and peace should be. May we choose joy going forward, intentionally seeking the will of you our Father and king and choosing to hope in your goodness instead. We trust your nature and your peace finds us in the worst seasons may we remember you are a promise keeper and the peace elf our lives we have joy knowing that you God of all creation who cares about even the hairs on our head are with us. In Jesus’ name, amen