God's Holy Fire: 'Let the Holy Spirit Guide Your Lives!'

Friday, June 30, 2017

So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves.
— Galatians 5:16 NLT

Key Thought

What has the most influence in my life? Who guides my steps? What determines the values by which I live? Whose voice and whose words are most important to me, whether I am making my day-to-day decisions or making long-range plans? The issue is quite simple: If the answer to those questions for each of us is not the Holy Spirit, then we are going to find ourselves repeatedly facing our own failures and sins. The Holy Spirit must guide our lives, or we are left to fail by our own weaknesses.

Today's Prayer

Almighty God, eternal Father, King of Glory, please lead me and guide me by the Holy Spirit. I willingly yield my heart to the Spirit's influence. In Jesus' name, I ask for this grace. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Galatians 5:16 NLT — So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves.

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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