Thursday, January 16, 2014

Living Full...

John 14:26, “…the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

Jesus said an expression of our love for Him is obedience to His commands. This would mean we would need to empty the parts of our lives that do not honor Him and fill it with the things that do. These things can be called spiritual disciplines. He has taught us what these disciplines are with His teaching and examples. These disciplines open the door for a more intimate relationship with Jesus.

As this intimacy grows in our relationship with Him, we begin to grow fruit that is attributed to the continued cultivating work of the Holy Spirit. This is not something we can buy from a spiritual market and add to our lives. It is grown from our intimate relationship with Christ.

These fruit are mentioned in Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These fruit grow when we make room for intimacy with Him. What fruit is growing in your life? Allow the Holy Spirit room and time to cultivate your relationship with Christ.  

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