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When I’m living my way, the fruit is sin and death and destruction. When I’m living God’s way, the fruit is good and life-giving, both to me and to those around me. When I’m living under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, I’m loving, joy-filled, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. And now, more than ever, the world around us is looking for this kind of people.
Adopting healthy attitudes is a daily discipline that requires our enjoying time with God in prayer, yielding to others, and cultivating thoughts of gratitude for God’s grace.
The pathway to spiritual confidence and a right standing before the God of all the universe is through faith in Him and His work on our behalf.
God longs to hear from you today. And he longs to show himself to all who seek him. All you need to do is show up to the conversation.
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