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Day Five – The Fruit

Friday, January 9th, 2015

1 John 3:1, 9 - “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.  9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.”

Galatians 5:16, 19a, 22-25 - “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 19 The acts of the flesh are obvious… 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…  25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

We who believe in Jesus have been born of God.  We were born of God by His Spirit, whom He placed in us; the Spirit is “God’s seed” of John 3:9.

This means that we have a brand new nature.  It is not a sinful nature (marked by the acts of the flesh), but a Spirit nature (marked by the fruit of the Spirit).  Praise God!  What great love He has lavished on us that we would be called and get to live as the children of God that we are.

Let’s pray for ourselves and for our churches.  Let’s declare the new, born-of-God, Spirit-natured, life that we have received from Him who loves us.  Let’s ask God to empower us by His Spirit for this life.  And as we ask, let’s receive His empowering and live as His children in this world today.

Day Four – Love Never Ends

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Day Three – Love is Messy – Part 2

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Day Two – Love is Messy – Part 1

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015