THE FREE SPIRIT
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."-Galatians 5:22-23
"For God did not give us a Spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind." --2 Timothy 1:7
"This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit." --1 John 4:13
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." --Romans 15:13
"For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God."
"Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit." --Galatians 5:25
Life is hard. Sometimes it seems like its just one hardship after another...and it's easy to lose heart and get discouraged. It can be heart to maintain a joyful, passionate spirit when we're bombarded by so much suffering. However, Romans 12:11 reminds to "Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." When we keep a strong spirit and stay focused on The Lord, we find that not only are our trials less painful, but that we learn, grow, and become closer with The Father through them.
Ask Holy Spirit to give you strength for the road ahead, and stay diligently in your Word. The resources below are also helpful for strengthening your spirit.
Renewal of the spirit PDF
Spiritual Freedom PDF
"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."
– Psalm 51:10