Fruit of the Spirit – Peace

Fruit of the Spirit – Peace

Crystal waters

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Galatians 5:22-23

“Like the other fruits of the Spirit, peace is not something we always experience outwardly, but it is something the follower of Jesus can cultivate inwardly. The kind of peace spoken of here is a result of ceasing the inner conflict in ourselves between sin and the Savior. There is always conflict when we are at odds with the Lord. And our peace comes when we yield to Christ and submit ourselves to His Word. Faithful obedience and grace-filled living lead to spiritual peace.”

-From the Blog A Prayer Life

Oswald Chamber – Our Will

Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers

“Will is the whole man active. I cannot give up my will, I must exercise it. I must will to obey, and I must will to receive God’s Spirit. When God gives a vision of truth it is never a question of what He will do, but of what we will do.”
Oswald Chambers

“If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority”
John 7:17

Distraction and Prayer

Distraction and Prayer

“And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone”
Matthew 14:23

“Christ choosing solitude for private prayer, doth not only hint to us the danger of distraction and deviation of thoughts in prayer, but how necessary it is for us to choose the most convenient places we can for private prayer. Our own fickleness and Satan’s restlessness call upon us to get into such places where we may freely pour out our soul into the bosom of God.”
– Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)

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