As you yield freely and fully to the dynamic life and power of the Holy Spirit, you will abandon the cravings of your self – life.
For your self – life craves the things that offend the Holy Spirit and hinder him from living free within you! And the Holy Spirit’s intense cravings hinder your old self – life from dominating you!
So then, the two incompatible and conflicting forces within you are your self – life of the flesh and the new creation life of the Spirit. But when you are brought into the full freedom of the Spirit of grace, you will no longer be living under the domination of the law, but soaring above it!
The cravings of the self-life are obvious: Sexual immorality, lustful thoughts, pornography, chasing after things instead of God, manipulating others, hatred of those who get in your way, senseless arguments, resentment when others are favored, temper tantrums, angry quarrels, only thinking of yourself, being in love with your own opinions, being envious of the blessings of others, murder, uncontrolled addictions, wild parties, and all other similar behavior.
Haven’t I already warned you that those who use their “freedom” for these things will not inherit the kingdom realm of God! But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues , patience that endures , kindness in action , a life full of virtue, faith that prevails , gentleness of heart , and strength of spirit . Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.
Keep in mind that we who belong to Jesus, the Anointed One, have already experienced crucifixion. For everything connected with our self – life was put to death on the cross and crucified with Messiah.
We must live in the Holy Spirit and follow after him. So may we never be arrogant, or look down on another, for each of us is an original. We must forsake all jealousy that diminishes the value of others.
~ Galatians 5:16-22,24-26 TPT
(The Passion Translation)
~ XXOO Michelle Bollom
What New Truths have you been discovering?
Every place the word Love is – I want you to replace it with your name. Say it out loud and declare that you are all those things!
And just because Valentine’s Day is over … remember – everyday is Hearts Day and an opportunity to be love.
Love well! ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom
Love is patient; love is kind. Love isn’t envious, doesn’t boast, brag, or strut about. There’s no arrogance in love; it’s never rude, crude, or indecent—it’s not self-absorbed. Love isn’t easily upset. Love doesn’t tally wrongs or celebrate injustice; but truth— yes, truth— is love’s delight! Love puts up with anything and everything that comes along; it trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what. Love will never become obsolete.
~1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Voice
All 8 books in our #PrayerScripts Series are done!
Each book has 31 Promises and Prayers with color pictures.
They make great gifts!
~ XXOO Michelle Bollom
When I look at you
I see a lily on a crisp summer morning
Standing among many other lilies
but all I see is you
It’s time for you to see yourself
the way I see you
Yet gentle and kind
Always ready to give
Always ready to listen and embrace
Don’t let anyone keep you back
from the dreams I have for you
Currently they are dormant
but this morning I blow a fresh wind
of My Spirit over you
And I declare that what was dead
will be alive
What the enemy meant for your harm
Will be your greatest weapon
Don’t settle for anything less
than what I have for you
Shake the past off of you
Forgive and let go
Step out My daughter
For I am with you every step of the way
This morning I am watering you
I am picking you from among the dirt and dust
And I call you to run with Me
into the unknown
Release everything into My hand’s
I will take control and bring you
into the place of breakthrough
Into the place of fulfilment
Lean into Me
Rest in Me
I am your safe place
Know that I will walk with you
through every challenge
You don’t have to be afraid
I believe in You
Don’t ever doubt My promises
They are yes and Amen!!
Be still and know that I am God
You are who I say you are
You can do what I have called you to do
Step Out – It’s time!!
Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you
~ Ebigale Wilson
Image – Pinterest
Just thinking about this breaks my heart like no bodies business because I can only imagine how common this fact is.
My brothers and sisters, we are His hands and feet. We have the same spirit that Jesus had when he was walking on earths soil. He died so that we can come back to our Father and walk as He walked. Let’s not be boxed in Christians.
Everywhere we go we must let Christ’s fragrance fill the atmosphere. We must pour Him out like a liquid offering.
Christians need to know that Jesus loves them. Non-believers need to know Jesus loves them. Atheist need to know that Jesus loves them. Witches and satan worshipers need to know that Jesus loves them.
Everyone that walks on this earth needs to know that Jesus loves them and it is up to us to show them and tell them! Let’s get em!!
~Thomas Joel Trevino
But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? ~ Romans 10:14 NLT
Stand firm in God’s promises for he does not waver. He is standing with you and he never moves away. He is your power and your strength. Lean in and not away, hold on tight, and do not lose sight of the hope he delivers.
The enemy will try to convince you that the only choice you have is to unravel before him. Don’t believe him. He comes to take everything you have to gain by choosing something different, God’s truth.
Remember there is much more. An abundant life awaits you. Reach for it. Step up and out of what’s comfortable so that you can grasp it. Praise be to the Glory of God once you find it.
Her very own leaders are rapacious lions, Her judges are rapacious timber wolves out every morning prowling for a fresh kill. Her prophets are out for what they can get. They’re opportunists—you can’t trust them. Her priests desecrate the Sanctuary. They use God’s law as a weapon to maim and kill souls.
Yet GOD remains righteous in her midst, untouched by the evil. He stays at it, day after day, meting out justice. At evening he’s still at it, strong as ever. But evil men and women, without conscience and without shame, persist in evil.” Zephaniah 3:4-5 MSG
~ Baring His Beauty,