Daily, there can be many situations which bring about a great deal of stress. Financially, physically, or dealing with others, who do not treat us the way we feel they should. In many types of environments being around people whose behavior we strive not to conform to, yet giving it our all to continue to be kind to them, we try and love them as people, yet this can be drastically overwhelming.
In prayer to God we ask for change, when the change does not occur, our hearts grow cold and hardened as we often believe the lie that God had not listened to our cry for help. God is always with us, calling us away from the sins and behaviors that are keeping a barrier, between Him stepping in and helping us.
Jesus laid down His life out of the Love He has for us, to make possible for the first time since the fall, a walking relationship with God whom now begins to dwell within us.
Take a moment in prayer today and seek what God is calling you to walk away from, so He can walk closer to you.
God will show you what sins are keeping you from Him, it is your decision to begin again.
Friend, let’s take the shackles and chains of slavery to sin off our bodies today and walk in the freedom of Christ.
Sin is that indwelling voice telling us that we are failures, we should be ashamed, we should hold a grudge, we should seek revenge, we should be angry. Sin is that depression that causes that feeling of panic or anxiety. Let the spirit of Christ indwell within you calmness. Just be still. It is possible to live with Joy not fear. Peace not anger. Hope not hatred.
Galatians 5:22-23New International Version (NIV)
22 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.
And the Fruit of the Spirit is Christ! Turn to Him and walk in rest. Take a moment and forget about all that is on social media, all the negative words that have been spoken to you. Forget all the things you have done or said that you feel horrible about. Close your eyes and quiet your mind. Then speak to Jesus and tell Him you need His help and ask Him for forgiveness. Make this routine and begin to see the fruit of the spirit start growing on your tree.
Jesus all hurting hearts who read these words, please heal. God all searching souls whom you call, please continue to protect. Spirit all hearts you indwell, today renew.