"For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and the love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:3-7 NKJV
Originally posted: June 2012
Glory to our Lord and King and Saviour Jesus Christ! Have you been changed by the GOODNESS of God? Are you demonstrating through your life the LOVE of Christ, following in his footsteps in your daily walk with him? God's GOODNESS and GENEROSITY has no limit.
It is poured out lavishly on those who long to walk closely with Him as did our spiritual grandfather Enoch and father Abraham, who are both known as God's friend. See James 2:23 Through the Holy Spirit we are changed by the renewing of our mind and heart to reflect all the GOODNESS of God.
Dark spirits, violence, crude jokes and sexually explicit pics are filtered, manifested and seen daily on social media networks, movie theatres and TV, or heard on radio. For certain, we no longer like the things we once did when of the world. Have you invited the presence of God's Holy Spirit to change you?
As a result of change, we now walk in LOVE, looking out for the welfare of one another and not hating and envying each other as the world does. Though we live in the world we are not of the world.
How can we say we love God whom we have not seen and be hating our brother whom we see everyday. Do we say we love our brother and yet harbor resentment towards our brother? God knows, we can't get by Him with malice in our heart.
God's mercy and grace has saved us , wiping the slate clean of our innumerable sins ...thereby we are no longer isolated or alienated from God ...but instead we are drawn near to God, enabling us to walk in His righteous ways.
The more we appreciate the GOODNESS and GENEROSITY poured out of His spirit, regenerating us , the more we want to please HIM and be like HIM. Walking in His GOODNESS will always produce godly fruit which are good fruits worth bearing. Everyone will see the evidence of His Spirit in us as we walk closely with HIM.