This week’s Devotionals will focus on “The Holy Spirit’s Control!”  The battle is on! Two formidable opponents, the Spirit vs the flesh, vying for dominance and who will win? Join us this week and let’s purpose to commit this scripture to memory and let’s hear what the Lord has given our Devotional writers to encourage us in our walk!
SCRIPTURE: “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit…” Ephesians 5:18 NASB
SCRIPTURE: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22, 23 NASB
Undoubtedly, the phrase “full of it” could be enshrined in some “global hall of phraseology,” if ever there was such a thing. We’ve heard of people being “full of regret,” “full of remorse,” “full of recriminations.” Not surprisingly, those who are ensnared by any of those flesh-driven sins listed in Galatians 5:19-21 reap many of the forementioned “full-ofs” as a result. “He who sows to the flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life [Galatians 6:8]. Why would any biblically defined child of God undermine or completely ignore this command [1 John 3:10]? Better yet, why would any true Christ follower knowingly forfeit any of the blessings associated with “living in the Spirit” [Colossians 3:12]? That said, just what are some of those blessings unique to those who take seriously God’s command to be “filled with the Spirit?”

Christ followers who purpose to live a life of yieldedness to the Spirit: (a), discover the “dynamism” or energizing aspect of living for Christ; (b ) they experience a renewed sense of purpose, through trusting in, obeying, and—this last one trips up many a saint-- waiting on the Lord to guide them in what He has assigned them to do. They are blessed by Him with a renewed sense of purpose. “To him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin,” says James 4:17. A third motivation for pursuing a Spirit-surrendered life is that it helps us to become “practiced” in walking in love, just as Christ also loves us [Ephesians 5:2]. This is no “one and done” enterprise. The Lord’s command actually translates to “be BEING filled!” We’re to continue SURRENDERING CONTROL of each life area to Him who died and rose again to make us part of His eternal family! Given what the Scriptures teaches on surrender, it helps us to ascribe even deeper significance to that declaration found in Galatians 2:20-- “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me…”

Prayer: Dear Father, no matter how briefly or how long we’ve been saved, please revive our spirit with a fresh appreciation for the truth of Your Word, where we are told, “Since we live by the Spirit, let us walk in the Spirit [Gal. 5:25]. Thank You, in the faithful name of Jesus; amen!
By Sis. Denise Diggs


Kim - February 19th, 2024 at 6:12am

Amen! thx sis Denise

Deborah Whye - February 19th, 2024 at 7:03am

Amen sister Denise!!!

Lisa Williams - February 19th, 2024 at 9:16am

Thank you, Jesus!! Sis Denise, I, too, am grateful for God’s provision to use His Spirit to lead, and guide us to accomplish what He wills!

Cheryl Torain - February 19th, 2024 at 10:02am

Thank You my gracious Savior for giving me everything I need to experience YOU!!!

Wendy - February 19th, 2024 at 12:16pm

Amen Sister Denise ! The Holy Spirit also works in us through the word of God!!

Lisa Williams - February 19th, 2024 at 2:51pm

Thank you, Jesus!! Sis Denise, I, too, am grateful for God’s provision, His Spirit to lead, and guide us to accomplish all He wills!

Belinda - February 19th, 2024 at 4:40pm

Amen Sis Denise. We need to be revived daily so that we will walk in the spirit. Thanks for the reminder.

Denise Whye - February 19th, 2024 at 4:48pm

Amen 🙌🏽🙌🏽

Pat T - February 20th, 2024 at 8:37am


M Brockington - February 21st, 2024 at 6:27am







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