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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Live by the Spirit


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January 16, 2010


VERSE:
Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
-- Galatians 5:16



THOUGHT:
I don't want you to think about an orange rhinoceros flying with blue wings. Now quit. I don't want you to think about it anymore.
You know there is no such thing as an orange rhino that flies, much less one that flies on blue wings. Of course the point is simple:
the more we try to not do something, the more we focus on it and insure we do what we are not supposed to do. That's why the gift of the Holy Spirit is so important. He enables and empowers us to move beyond our sin -- not by focusing on it and refusing it, but by enriching us and "distracting" us with the important things of God.

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