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Charles Stanley (March-19-2023) Daily Devotional: Sunday Reflection: Welcome the Spirit.
How will you connect with God today?
Imagine that your friends invite you over for dinner one evening. But when you arrive, you find they haven’t set a place for you at the table. It can make for an awkward, disorienting situation. In a way, that’s what it’s like when we say we want to be closer to God but don’t take any steps toward welcoming Him into our daily life.
The good news is that acting on our intentions doesn’t require us to dive into theological study or travel the world in God’s service. Simple spiritual practices—embraced by centuries of believers—are enough to help us experience a richer life in Christ: worship, prayer, meditating on Scripture, and fasting from certain foods or beverages. Integrating each of these things, even if practiced in only brief or small ways, makes space for the Holy Spirit to work in us.
Remember, you’re not responsible for the transformation any more than a farmer is responsible for the sun and rain (John 15:5 - ``I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing). Your job, like the soil’s, is to remain ready to receive.
Think about it
• What are some ways you can increase your connection points with God throughout the day? Are there any missed opportunities?
Charles Stanley (February-28-2023) Daily Devotional: Sowing to the Spirit.
Are you planting seeds that result in a good harvest for you and others?
James 3:13-18 - Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Yesterday we discussed how, in all of our choices, we either sow to the flesh or sow to the Spirit (Galatians 6:8 - For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life). We plant seeds that affect what kind of person we’re growing into and the level of impact our life will have for the Lord.
The “flesh” is the part of us that wants to live and act independently of God. We all must deal with the strong pull of this attitude; it doesn’t simply vanish when we’re saved. However, the Holy Spirit ensures that we’re not enslaved to the flesh. He begins to change us so we can live according to the truth. The choices we make contribute to the process of transformation, and when they’re in alignment with the Spirit’s work, they plant good seed that results in even more new growth.
When you’re sowing to the Spirit, you’re accepting God’s truth into your mind and heart. The fruit of the Spirit grows naturally from this seed of godly truth and influences every aspect of your life. When you feed your spirit with the things of God, you’re going to become stronger, more Christlike, and full of His life in your thoughts and actions.
Are you feeding your spirit or the part of you that wants to act independently of God? Choose to sow seeds that build you up, letting streams of living water flow from you to nourish others (John 7:37-39 - Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ``If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. ``He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, `From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'" But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified).
Jesse & Cathy Duplantis - Watch Boardroom Chat: The Fruits Of The Spirit, Part 1. Fruit is found where there is LIFE! In Part 1 of this anointed teaching, Jesse and Cathy expound on the fruits of love, joy, and peace.
Kenneth Copeland - Watch Sermon: The Spirit of Faith Moves Mountains. You have authority as a believer! Watch /Believer’s Voice of Victor/y as Kenneth Copeland joins Mark and Trina Hankins for a powerful discussion about how the spirit of faith moves mountains by speaking words of victory—and not words of fear. Learn how to tell your mountain to move, and watch it disappear!
Kenneth Copeland - Watch Sermon: You Have the Spirit of Faith. The spirit of faith is the fire of faith! Join Kenneth Copeland, with Mark and Trina Hankins, on /Believer’s Voice of Victory/, as they discuss why the spirit of faith will cause you to believe, speak and act in a way that always sees the victory. Whether you feel like it or not, you have the spirit of faith inside you!
Kenneth Copeland - Watch Sermon: The Spirit of Faith Wins the War of Words. Before David could win the victory over Goliath, he had to win the war of words! Join Kenneth Copeland, with Mark and Trina Hankins, on /Believer’s Voice of Victory,/ as they discuss the importance of using words of faith to express yourself. See why you should never run at your giant with your mouth shut!
Watch David Diga Hernandez - 3 Destructive Habits That Weaken Your Spirit. You may be allowing habits into your life that are draining you of spiritual strength. In this livestream, David Diga Hernandez exposes 3 destructive habits that weaken your spirit.