God's Holy Fire: 'The Holy Spirit Produces Joy and Peace'

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
— Galatians 5:22-23a NLT

Key Thought

Even in life's darkest hours, the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, can bring the light of God's joy and peace to the darkest corners of disappointment. Because the Holy Spirit is alive within us, joy and peace will bubble to the surface regardless of our circumstances. The Spirit's very presence is our reminder of these truths: that Jesus was raised from the dead, that he poured out the Spirit on us when we became his followers (Titus 3:3-7), and that God has assured us of sharing his glorious future with us (2 Corinthians 1:21-22). Where the Holy Spirit finds a home, there we will find joy and peace. Thank God, we are that home! (John 14:1-23)

Today's Prayer

O Father, I welcome you into my life. I thank you for making your home within me through the Holy Spirit until I can come home and be with you. I thank you for the joy and peace that are mine knowing that you live in me until I can come and live with you. In Jesus' name, I thank you and praise you. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Galatians 5:22-23a NLT — But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

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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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