Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
(Philippians 2:13 (NIV))
What is it that you seek to achieve? What is it that you think about and where do you spend your time and money? These are extremely good indicators of who and what your influences are and how they work in you to form your life.
Are you self-centered and greedy? Are you focused on the world and what sinful things it has to offer? Do you ever stop to think about the consequences of the worldly and sinful things that fill your time?
The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
(Galatians 5:19-21 (NIV))
Or, do you focus on things of God? Do you long to bear the fruit of a relationship with the Lord?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
(Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV))
There are two distinct paths that we can take. We can choose to listen to the enemy and follow his works or we can choose to listen to the Lord and follow His works. One path leads to sin and destruction. God’s path leads to life. It is all up to you which path you choose. It is up to you to determine who you will allow to work in your life. Will you allow the enemy and his sin to have free reign, or will you invite the Lord into your heart and allow God to work in you all things according to His will?
Who is it that works in you?
Copyright 1998 – 2018 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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