Monday, October 15, 2012

are you under the influence?

"The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace... and, those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons/daughters of God." Romans 8:6,14

Saying that a person is "under the influence" usually has a negative connotation.  We tend to think of the unhealthy use of substances.  But what about being under the influence of other factors?  Factors or interests such as peer pressure, monetary gain, career status, social climbing, etc.?  In one way or the other, most all of us are under the influence of something or someone.

There is one influence in our lives that is always good, and we can only stand to gain from.  If we allow ourselves to be Spirit led, we are promised a life of peace.  And the benefits don't stop there.  By being influenced and led by the Spirit, we also stand to gain love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  I don't know about you, but i find that offer to be priceless and worth seeking, and one that will lead to everlasting satisfaction.

have a Spirit-filled day!

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