The Fruit Of God’s Presence Within You
Today's Word of Encouragement from Wayne:
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit"
O beloved child of God, praise your gracious Lord Jesus Christ ("full of grace and truth" John 1:14,16)for He has filled you with the fruit of His Spirit, the fruit of His Own presence. We are so blessed to be filled with our Lord’s Holy Spirit so that His Own love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and gentleness may occupy our thoughts and permeate our beings. This is the fruit, the manifestation, of God’s Spirit in us, meaning this is our Lord’s true nature, and His disposition, towards us. God desires to fill you with His Own love, joy, peace, gentleness, and all of the other beautiful, life-transforming qualities of His Holy Presence specifically because He loves you and wants you to be experiencing this quality of life with Him, the quality of His life as your life, with His Spirit constantly filling your vessel with divine love.
Receive "the fruit of the Spirit" now, and then throughout your day, "let us also walk in the Spirit." Accept, confess, and allow the fruit of God’s Spirit to fill you so that you may "walk" with this same awareness, this presence, this dynamic fullness, of God’s Spirit filling you and then flowing through you to the world around you. Greater is His Spirit within you than the spirit that is of this world. I encourage you to rejoice in the fruit of God’s Spirit. Live by the Spirit, walk by the Spirit, and you will always be aware of the gentleness and fullness of your High Priest, Jesus Christ, within you even as you minister "as a priest the gospel of God" (Romans 15:16), letting "your gentle spirit be known to all men" for "the Lord is near" (Philippians4:5). Hallelujah!