Monday, October 24, 2011

Made to Crave: Week 2 - Day 5

Week 2 -Day 5
Chapter 6 - Growing Closer to God

How can we get closer to God? The power that is available to us comes from the Holy Spirit living within us.
Galatians 5:16 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves.

If we let the Holy Spirit guide our lives then we are rewarded with the fruit of the spirit...
Galatians 5:22-23 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

If we do not have self-control then we are essentially turning away from God.  The book says it this way on pg 61 - In the end, pursuing self-control does help my heart feel closer to Jesus and more pure to receive what He wants for me each day...instead of clogged with guilty feelings for my poor choices.

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