8 Ways to Live by the Holy Spirit’s Power

 

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So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.  Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.

Ephesians 5:15-17

Paul communicated that these days are evil urgently because of evil’s pervasiveness in this world. The devil is everywhere trying to make us discouraged, unmotivated and lull is to spiritual sleep! We must decide whether we are going to believe the evil lies, choose our own way, in our own timing, the ways of the world OR choose God’s will, in his timing. We must keep our standards high, act wisely, and do good whenever we can. So, how do we live by the spirit’s power?

God tells us to:

1. To be careful about our time and choices

  • Don’t waste time {social media, being lazy, etc.}
  • Choose his will over our desires
  • Don’t entertain negative emotions, they waste our time

2. To be an on-purpose person

  •  Have God as your first priority
  • Schedule in what he wants you to do
  •  Be relentless not to get side tracked
  • Think positive thoughts on purpose
  • Be decisive

3. To live a life worth living

  • Do everything in love
  • Choose God’s will
  • Don’t wallow in negative emotions or your past

4. To really think about what we are choosing to do and make wise decisions

  • Learn from the past mistakes
  • Consult God first
  • Come to him in prayer

5. Make the most of our time

  • Don’t be side tracker by circumstances
  • Cast away constant worry, fear, and anxiety
  • Don’t waste time thinking about the past

6. Don’t let opportunities pass us by

  • Do god’s will no matter the cost
  • Talk down fear, worry and anxiety
  • Do your part

7. Not to be passive, vague, thoughtless and foolish

  • Pray to god about it
  • Trust that he will take care of you
  • Do his will right away
  • Trust him to guide and provide in his timing

8. To know the will of God and firmly grasp it

  • Read, pray, study and respond to him
  • Obey and listen
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