“The Holy Spirit,” Paul writes, “produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things” (Galatians 5:22-23, NLT).
Nothing can stand against the power of His grace changing your life. The new nature—His righteousness that He ascribed to you at Calvary, gives you the ability to conquer selfishness, fear, anger, bitterness, resentment, rejection, and every human emotion that rages in your mind. All things are possible when the all-powerful God of Grace has made you righteous by taking your sin to the Cross. When you intentionally choose to put on the new nature He has given you, again and again, self is denied. You are able for the Holy Spirit to teach you the truth of His Word. You draw closer to understanding what He has done for you. When your mind perceives that nothing can separate you from His love—nothing can destroy the work He finished at Calvary, you are changed by His grace. You find peace. You live the fruit He imparted to you when you were born-again by His Spirit.
Never forget that He lives in you, but He can’t guide and direct your life if you don't allow it. Allow Him be real in you. Surrender to His Grace. You don’t do the work! He does. You choose to put on your new nature. He does the job when you let go and let Him bring forth His purpose.
There is no law more powerful and potent than the fruit of the Spirit guiding your life. When you continually put on your new nature, living the fruit becomes as natural as breathing. You live the Word because you love Him. You cherish the Savior who saved you. The law only exposed sin. It could never make the payment for it. Only His righteousness in exchange for your sin could. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind. Choose faith over fear. When His Grace anchors your life, you have nothing to prove. You are free in His love.
© 2019 Lynn Lacher