Saturday, March 11, 2023

 Do You Walk In the Spirit?

If asked what religion I was, for years I responded Christian. I believed that Jesus was the Son of God and that He went to the cross to cover my sins. I believed that everyone would go to heaven because of God's love and that there was no consequence of hell or judgement.

This philosophy opens the door to any kind of behavior. There was never a worry or thought about what God desired for my life. My conscience was dulled down to not feel any remorse or uncomfort. If I did feel uncomfortable I might drink alcohol or take drugs that would numb my feelings so I could just move ahead in my endeavors.

My choices brought me to a very low point in my life. Depression set in causing me to wish for something different. I needed a change. I started toying with the idea of taking my own life so I could escape the rollercoaster of emotions I was experiencing. I had no idea that there was a devil that was provoking these thoughts and attitudes. He desired to take my life so that I would never find eternal life in Christ. 

Fortunately for me, I cried out to God from the bottom of my heart. I needed to know that He was real. I immediately was given the assurance that God was real. He flooded my heart with peace and joy. I could overcome my circumstances. I did not know how or when, but I no longer felt alone in life. 

I love the following scripture that was revealed to me within the month of my crying out to God. I was forever changed:

"Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you,"You must be born again,"  John 3:5-7

I have found it a privilege and honor to be accepted by Jesus. He gave my heart new life by filling me with His Holy Spirit. He drew me to the Bible, His Word, to teach me, lead me
, and renew my mind.

I pray that this will be a reality for you too. God loves us with an everlasting love and desires us to spend eternity with Him. He helps us to walk through the trials of this earthly life with the knowledge there is a perfect world yet to come. It will be above and beyond our wildest dreams.

Put your full trust in the Savior today. Allow Him to lead you so you are able to walk in His Spirit daily. You will never regret it!