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Holy Spirit Atmosphere
"But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit
are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing
the things you want to do." Galatians 5:16-
While I was waiting in the van outside Autumn's school to pick her up, I heard a comment on the radio about the Christian station being a breath of fresh air for the day. I thought about that statement. Godly music, Godly Scripture, Godly fellowship, and Godly character traits all create a Holy Spirit atmosphere with my presence, if I allow so. I receive fresh air amidst the pollution caused by worldly sin and troubles. That Spiritual goodness spreads to those around me. But what happens if I don't walk by the Spirit? My flesh takes over. Then I produce a negative atmosphere around me. I become grouchy, tired, angry, worried, sick, and ungrateful. I do what I want to do and not what God wants.
What type of atmosphere do I want to portray, especially as a new leader in the ministry? Whether I like it or not, God has called me to be a leader, and I need to set a Godly tone for those in my care. They include my family at home, followed by my extended family, close friends, church family, acquaintances, and strangers.
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this week’s sermon
“Who is in Control Pt.5
The Righteous Cry Out”