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And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. II Timothy 3:15

Monday, May 25, 2009

How do you know you are walking in the Spirit?

Galatians 5:16

Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh


As a believer we are directed through the Word to walk in the Spirit, so that we will not sin. But, how do we know if you are walking in the Spirit?

Are there signs we can look for?


We first must understand why as believers that we must walk in the Spirit.

Galatians 5:17

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other.

We are in a battle constantly, and the war is also against our own flesh. The Spirit wars against the flesh, they can not accompany the same space/body/soul.

Signs of Walking in the flesh:(Galatians 5:19-21)

1. adultery

2. fornication

3. uncleanness

4. Idolatry

5. lasciviousness

6. witch craft

7. hatred

8. variance

9. emulation

10. wrath

11. strife

12. seditions

13. heresies

14. envyings

15. murders

16. drunkenness

17. revel lings


These sins of the flesh prevent us from inheriting the Kingdom of Heaven.


Signs of Walking in the Spirit:

1. Love

2. Joy

3. Peace

4. long suffering

5. gentleness

6. goodness

7. faith

8. meekness

9. temperance


As you can see the war is one we can not battle without the help of the Spirit. Dear Saints, seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you (Matthew 6:33)

If we live in the Spirit then let us walk in The Spirit(Galatians 5:25)

Dear Saints,as we walk in the Spirit we can bring glory to God not only with our words, but through the manifestation of the Spirit in our lives.

Let this be your focus this week.

May our Lord be Glorified


Friday, May 8, 2009

Proverbs Intro

A wife of noble character, who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10

When you think of correction and wisdom, what comes to your mind? A gentle talk with your child? A corrective action taken by a parent? When I think of correction and wisdom, I think of the book of Proverbs. My Heavenly Father uses this book daily to show me where I have erred. He also uses it to gently lift me up out of the miry clay when I have fallen and refuse to get up. When I pick up my Bible each morning, God has a fresh word for me regarding my behavior from the day before. Sometimes it is encouraging. Most times though, God uses it to teach me the error of my ways.

We are not sure who the actual author of the book of Proverbs is, however, most scholars believe that Solomon had a lot to do with it. He was a man of wisdom, and shared freely with those around him. The book of Proverbs begins by telling us exactly what Solomon had in mind and what the purpose of this book was:
1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2 for attaining wisdom and discipline;
for understanding words of insight;
3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life,
doing what is right and just and fair;
4 for giving prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young-
5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance-
6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise. (Proverbs 1:1-6)

Solomon knew that the people in his kingdom would need wisdom and discipline. These two things combined can cause a person to live a life pleasing to the Lord. When you combine the two, the heart of man becomes the heart of God.
One of my favorite chapters in Proverbs is of course, Proverbs 31, The Virtuous Woman. From the moment I gave my life to Christ, and found this chapter in the Bible, I set about trying to learn who she was, and why she did what she did. To this day, several years later, I still read it over and over again hoping to glean something new from her way of life. She loved her Lord, she loved her man, and she loved her family. She gave of herself to those around her. She is the ultimate Proverb in itself.
Today, as you begin your day, try to read one chapter in Proverb a day along with your regular daily Bible readings. There are 31 chapters, so it works out well to correspond the day's reading with that day's date. Try it and see if it doesn't make a difference in your own life. Remember wisdom, correction, and discipline will turn a woman's heart back to her Lord.

Jennifer Sikora

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Meet Jennifer

Hi! My name is Jennifer Sikora. I live in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and I am a 34 year old born again believer in Jesus Christ. I have been saved going on 10 years. I am married to the most wonderful man in the world for 15 years. We have two blessings from the Lord, Robert age 14, and Kayla age 11. I am a stay at home, homeschooling, work from home mom. We are in our second year of homeschooling and hope to continue schooling all the way through high school.

From the very beginning of my relationship with Christ, I felt the tug on my heart to write and help draw other women into His embrace. I currently am involved in helping teach a once a month Bible study to the ladies of our church. I also lead our children's drama ministry, and sing on the praise team at church.

My church is extremely different than most churches. We rented a space in a mall and hold church their every Sunday and Wednesday. It is awesome to have people just slip in and enjoy the praise and worship and the sharing of the Word.

My passion has become blogging to share God's word. You can read some of my posts at www.belikeesther.blogspot.com.

Jennifer Sikora