Living by the Spirit

Galatians 5:25-26 “Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another. ”

I listened to Andy Stanley today on how to be happy.  He said that the only way to be truly happy is by giving yourself away to others.  He talked about how although there is still water flowing into the Dead Sea, it is shrinking. This is because it has no outflow. It stinks and nothing can live in it.  If we don’t give something of ourselves away to others, we will become dead in our spiritual lives.

I went to the Salton Sea in California many years ago.  It also has no outflow. It does have some fish in it, like Corvina, andTilapia, but it also has periods in the year that it has a time when many, many fish die and wash up on the shore.  I happened to be there when this took place.  Not only was it terribly hot but it stunk!   I was designed by the Giver of life to be a giving person and if I don’t give I will become stale and begin to be like salt that is no longer salty and is fit to be only trodden underfoot and will be unhappy because I am not fulfilling God’s gift to me that He desires me to give away.

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