Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Live by the Spirit

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Yesterday Morning I had the great privilege of hearing one of my dearest friends speak. Em Phen and I met in the early high school years and our friendship has grown ever since! She is so inspiring!

During the entry chapel time at North Central University she spoke on “Living in the Spirit”. It was suchhhh a good reminder. We reap what we sow. She challenged us on WHAT are we sowing? Living by the spirit is choosing to deny our flesh and walk out in the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control). Oh, it was rich and convicting!

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What am I reaping? Because that is a direct reflection of the things I am sowing. This is a message for everyone and I know that I need to be remind of it daily. My deepest desire is to live by the spirit, because there I find the most freedom. Can anyone relate?

I am so proud of my Emmy… she doesn’t normally like speaking in front of large groups, but I thought she was a NATURAL! You go girl! What a blessing to hear truth from you!

Galatians 5:25 "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."

10 comments:

Alissa said...

That's awesome it's always uplifting to hear an inspiring message. I'm sure one from a friend is even more special.

Shelley said...

Hey Bea, I needed this today since I am going through a very frustrating time right now and my thoughts are not always sowing good things, I'm keeping in the Word though and God is showing me to keep my mouth shut. Have a good day, Love, Shell

LYDIA said...

Im so happy to hear that Emily did such a great job speaking! I know she has been thinking about it/working on it for awhile now.

Ali @ Mommie Life said...

That's just wonderful! Sounds like she did a fantastic job!!! :)

And she just looks adorable!

Wendy said...

How cool! and thanks for sharing the challenging message.
Blessings, Ria!
Wendy

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TimikaE_Harkey said...

Joy shared with others are more enjoyed.......................................................

Jodi Buckentine said...

That IS such a great reminder. I think I am going to write it down as a in my planner as a constant reminder:

Living by the spirit is choosing to deny our flesh and walk out in the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control).

Thanks for the encouraging post Ria :)

LYDIA said...

Ria! I love your blog and your posts are so fun to read! I saw how Kelsey redesigned your blog and loved it so I contacted her about mine!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

What a fantastic message!

♥ Mrs. S.