One of My Favorite Chapters Galatians 5

One way I feel my sisters can combat STD’s is living in the Spirit.  Some would argue easier said then done, or easy for you to say.  I am not saying it’s easy knowing that we have to battle against the flesh our very own bodiys.  I know by experience and you can’t take that away from me or deny that.  God gave me His Spirit and BY HIS GRACE alone I am able to control myself.  I can say “down girl” to the lusty nature that will try to rise up and have me live a humanistic life.  I can make a healthy decisions to live for Christ not myself, to protect my family and  myself from disease.  I know many of my sisters want to be loved, want to be held in the secure strong arms of a man but man is sinful and not perfect.  Jesus loves you, Jesus loves me  ….run to to Jesus….I did.

Living by the Spirit’s Power

16 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. 18 But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.

19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.

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About T.Michelle Miller

I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ my savior and Lord. I am one wife to one husband and mother of two. I enjoy abundant life, watching movies, going to the beach, biking and laughing with my family! I have finally begun my writing journey.
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