Posted on Tue, Jan 1, 2008
Striving to Be More Like Jesus Christ!If you had to pick a New Year's Resolution for 2008, what would it be? If you are a Christian, the answer should be obvious - striving to be less like ourselves more like Jesus Christ!
So where do we start? Well, without the Holy Spirit, we can't even get out of the gate.
Jesus said that His true followers would "worship Him in Spirit". With the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we should be keenly aware of the results or fruit of our actions and words.
Galatians 5:22-26 says:
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
God know's us by our fruit. So what's yours?
Galatians 2:20 says:
20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
If you see the "Fruit of the Spirit" manifested thru your life by way of the Holy Spirit, then you know you are on your way to becoming more like the Lord Jesus Christ! We will never perfect this fully in these "imperfect bodies and minds", but we should always push to do those things that Jesus did.
There is no better goal to strive for in 2008 or in all of life!
Happy New Year!
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