March 8, 2009

Do Not Go It Alone

As we move through life seeking out God, as we look to accept Jesus as our Savior and Lord of our life, we must realize it is not a journey we can go alone:

It therefore remains for us to understand that the way to the Kingdom of God is open only to him whose mind has been made new by the illumination of the Holy Spirit.
John Calvin - Institutes of the Christian Religion 2.2.20
Even after we have accepted Jesus, the fruit we exhibit in our lives, the fruit of the Spirit comes from without us and is instilled in us:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NASB)
We are the vessel, those cracked earthenware bowls that hold that sweet and life affirming fruit that is so precious and dear in our life for it presages the life that is to come.

"Fruit is the overflow of life in the root through the branch"
Dwight Pentecost - Spring 2009 Class Notes

Do not go it alone, do not even try, but seek out the Lord and embrace the Spirit that will indwell you when you do.

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