But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts] (Gal. 5:16, AMP).
Life can become wearisome and difficult. Those same things can either draw us nearer to our Savior Jesus, or make us run away from Him. He is all powerful, and can radically change our situations. He can even turn us from a person whose anger is flared to someone who is captivated by His peace.
Knowing He can change our hearts and situations, how are we running to Jesus as Lord?
This afternoon held a hard, yet beautiful moment. In the midst of “nurturing” a child’s attitude, I didn’t have much to give – especially patience. My heart was in desperate need of Jesus and all the spiritual fruit He has to offer someone like me.
So, I had to choose to mentally walk away, grab my earbuds, and praise God. . . Sometimes, walking away to praise God and allow His fruits to invade our soul – is exactly what we need. We need to do something in these hard moments, to help us – allow God to guide us.
Today, I wasn’t trying to teach some sort of grand spiritual lesson. I was just trying my best to allow Him to be my fuel and watch my words. I just needed to get through the moment.
In the process of me trying to seek God, this child did something similar and began to praise God using a tablet set on YouTube. Whether we realize it or not, others are watching our response to life and circumstances. Just keep seeking our Lord Jesus, and allow Him to lead you.
May we habitually come, seeking. The seeking makes room for us to hear directly from God. To allow our relationship to be nurtured. Not only does this time keep our relationship with Christ alive and active, it keeps our relationship with Christ fueled – so it can keep on growing.
Have you heard about the man, Enoch? This was a man who is noted in the Bible for walking with the Lord. We only know about him, through a few verses. He wholeheartedly sought after the Lord. The results are soul shaking. God can do anything in our lives, and He has amazing things in store for us.
22 After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch lived in close fellowship with God for another 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters.23 Enoch lived 365 years, 24 walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him (Gen. 5).
How are we choosing to live in close friendship with our God, allowing Him to cause our souls to soar – regardless of our circumstances?
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