the garden

  I come into the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses

  and the voice that I hear falling on my ear

  the Son of God discloses

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What Does the Holy Spirit Manifest in a Believers Life?


Galatians 5:13: ... through love serve one another. Do I know how? Do I want to know God, make Him an active part in my journey? How can God help? We all want inner love, peace and joy in our journey through today's troubled times. (1)

Love, Joy, Peace: Towards God.
Without the Love of God, one can not experience His peace and His joy. When things are going good we can have a joy that is produced by self. This joy will only be temporary because this world we live in is very unpredictable. When joy depends on what goes on around me, it will not last and produces inwardly an expectation, when will trouble happen again. When self is in control it is like a roller coaster ride, up and down. Emotionally, not good. Only as I pursue God can I experience the blessing of His Joy and peace.

Patience, Kindness, Goodness: Towards others.
As I pursue God, He will always involve those who pursue Him in other people's lives. Problem, I don't want to always do that. God's love, when it is rejected, my love is only concerned about myself and I turn inwardly and alienate myself from others. How do I know this? The Word of God tells me and the Holy Spirit convicts me. God will always pursue us. When we love God first, peace and joy we have inwardly in spite of situations and circumstances. When we pursue God first it will show in our lives, how? There will be an outward concern for other people. They will see patience, kindness and goodness as being part of our lives. This is God's testimony in a believer. Others are important to God and as we trust and love God others will be important to us to.

Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self Control: Towards myself.
Loving God first will grow a personal relationship from where I have to obey Him to I want to Because God gave Love, peace and joy, patience kindness and goodness is the testimony to others of God working in your life. Many times people will ask how do you deal with troubles? The manifestation of God's Spirit is at work in the believer's to overcome the troubles of life. Gentleness and self control are from God. Gentleness is thought of by the world as weakness but when God is in control, Gentleness (meekness) is power under control. Self control towards me. Do I control my mind or does my mind control? When my mind controls me, I don't do the things I know I should do but, when I control my mind I surrender to the will of God for my life and the Fruit of God's Spirit is at work in my life.

1.Galatians 5:22, 23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control: Is this enough to Evidence to convict me? # The most important thing in life is what you know about God! #. What will I do?


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