Fruit of the Spirit

Paul tells us in Galatians 5:16 that we should “walk in the Spirit”.  Just a few verses later he speaks of the fruit of the Spirit which includes love, joy and peace among 6 other attributes.

To “walk in the Spirit” is to bear these spiritual fruits in our lives.  Notice this is the fruit of the Spirit, not the fruit of good intentions, our best efforts or our own will power.

Romans 5:5 says that the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.  So if we are going to bear fruit, we must first recognize the root from which the fruit comes.  If you are a Christian, God has poured His love into you.  To bear fruit for Him is to simply let that same love, His love, flow through you.  Be a fruit bearer.  Let His love and His light flow through you.  As you give unto others God will give back into you!

VICTORY!

Habakkuk 3:17-19 are 3 verses that give us an enduring life lesson. Verse 17 acknowledges that sometimes there may be difficulties. Verse 18 reminds us to remain full of joy regardless of the circumstances because God ( JESUS ) is our Savior. Verse 19 tells us that because of that joy we will be strong ( Nehemiah 8:10 ) and stable and actually able to go on to new heights right n the midst of the difficulty. Don’t lose your laugh. Hold on to your humor. Satan is already defeated. You are already free. You are already overcoming. God has already given you the Victory!

God is Good!

We have been focused on the Holy Spirit in our church services and messages for the last several weeks. As I began to prepare for this week’s sermon entitled “The Fruit of the Spirit”, I felt a strong unction from the Lord to hit the ‘pause button’ on our current series.

I will get back to the Fruit of the Spirit, but this week God wants to remind us of a fundamental truth. That truth is that He is a GOOD Father and He loves us very much (Psalm 86:5).

Maybe your life is unfolding at a rapid pace. You probably have agendas to follow and demands to deal with. I encourage you too, to hit the ‘pause button’. Stop and reflect on the Goodness of God! As the Psalmist said, “Taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8), and He loves you very much!

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Destiny will host Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, January 6th, 2018, beginning at 8:00 AM in the Next Generation Building. The topic of discussion this month is “What is your greatest challenge you face as a man?” If you have any questions, please contact us at destinyoffice@edestiny.org.

Dew in the Desert

We recently hosted a series of meetings at our church where we experienced the Presence of God in a remarkable way.  At the close of the meetings, the keynote speaker prayed, “May the dew remain when the sun comes up”.

In Psalm 133, the dew is equated with the Anointing (Presence of God).  In Psalm 121, the heat of the sun is equated with adversity.  So the speaker’s prayer represents the biblical hope and promise that we may continually experience the Power of God’s Presence even in difficult times.

The Promises of God, even the Presence of God, is always available to us.  But sometimes we allow problems, worries, & anxieties to distract us from an awareness of His Presence.

Set your mind and your heart upon the Lord regardless of the intensity of any adversity.  My prayer for you: “May the dew (the Blessing of His Presence) remain strong upon you!