How To Live A Spirit-Filled Life?
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Living a Spirit-filled life means that God is the central focus of what I think, feel, and how I behave. ~ Bill Greguska
Ephesians 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
How Can I Live A Spirit-Filled Life?
Who Is The Holy Spirit? And What Does He Do?
Remove Yourself From Situations That Would Likely Lead You To Sin.
- Decide to love people despite how they treat you. Read 1 John 4:20-21 to strengthen your actions in this area.
- Consciously remind yourself that we were all created in the likeness and image of God, so be respectful of the people you come in contact with. (Genesis 1:26)
- When you fall or sin, immediately go on your knees and ask for forgiveness before it’s too late.
- Get involved with Christian outreach projects to develop a heart of compassion.
- Send a text to encourage someone you know is going through hard times.
- Thank God every day for being alive; approximately 151,600 people die every day.
- Make it your habit to start each day with a prayer as soon as you wake up — this will to yourself that God is the number one priority in your life.
- Develop an appetite to serve others; this is the fastest way to elevate your own life. (Matthew 20:26)
- If you are struggling with an addiction that harms your relationship with God, entirely remove the object of your obsession from your life.
When you struggle to forgive someone, read Matthew 18:23-35, and it should give you a new outlook on why it’s beneficial to give.
- Don’t panic when you don’t see changes overnight, continue to sow in God, and in due season, you will be rewarded. (Psalm 1:3)
- If you ever find yourself doubting God, don’t panic. This is common in Christians across the globe, and even Billy Graham, at one time, struggled with doubt. Instead, keep praying for God to strengthen you and be assured that He will help you overcome your doubts.
- Work hard so that you can become fruitful in what God has called you to do; this will prevent you from coveting or being jealous of others who were diligent enough to succeed in their calling. (Colossians 3:23)
- If you struggle with praying, make it a habit to time yourself in prayer, starting from five minutes a day to 10 minutes until you can pray for a half hour or even more.
- Download uplifting worship songs to your phone or iPod to help pick you up when you find yourself feeling down.
- Fill your smartphone with empowering sermons from your favorite preachers and listen when you have free time or when driving.
- Disassociate yourself from the mockers and slanderers. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says, “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.”
- Distance yourself from those who intentionally try to anger or offend you. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
Before taking action, ask yourself if Jesus would approve. If no, don’t do it; if yes, go ahead.
- Set a target of telling at least one person every day about Jesus and the good news of salvation. (Proverbs 11:30)
- Buy a pocket-sized Bible and distribute it to people you evangelize to.
- Please don’t waste your time trying to convince people who reject salvation; don’t let their disbelief rub off on you. (Matthew 10:14)
- Make it a habit to listen to the audio version of the Bible when you can, whether driving or at the gym, so that it can soak into your subconscious.
- Learn to listen to the voice of God; there are plenty of sermons on YouTube that will point you in the right direction.
- Be polite to people without expecting politeness in return; remember that we live not to please man, but God.
- Go through your phone contacts and evangelize to each one.
- Pray daily and pray with your whole heart, not to be like the Pharisees by trying to impress anyone instead of merely communicating with God.
- Let go of your shameful past and let your previous life failures and regrets show you why you need Christ more than ever in your life. (Philippians 3:13)
Think about how your decision may affect others before you come to any conclusion.
- When you pray, pray as if Jesus were standing beside you, hearing every single word that comes out your mouth. This method will help you to pray from the heart with more emotion.
- When negative thoughts attack your mind, rebuke them immediately. The apostle Paul said in Philippians 4:8 that we should only think thoughts that are lovely, admirable, and praiseworthy.
- Sing praise songs with all your heart when you have the opportunity, from in the shower when you start your day, to when you’re doing the dishes after supper, and later when you are getting ready for bed.
- Once every month, find a solitary place to spend time with God for the whole day in fasting, praying, and studying His words.
- Frequently monitor and examine your spiritual growth by reviewing the evidence of your new nature. In Galatians 5:22-23, Apostle Paul states that the fruit of the Holy Spirit will produce in you the fresh fruits in our lives, including joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
- Ask God to forgive you for your sins; true repentance is clearly understood as changing your mind, from wanting to sin to not sinning at all. This results in a change in our actions.
- If you sin, don’t beat yourself up or feel condemned; the devil will use this type of emotion to destroy you. Sincerely repent and ask God for forgiveness and then move on.
- Purchase a Bible study devotional you love to make your Bible study time more enjoyable.
- Memorize Romans 8:28. This verse will keep you going in tough times, plus other helpful scriptures.
Be actively proactive in putting what you read in the Bible into practice. (Philippians 4:9)
- Don’t read the Bible as the sole purpose of building a relationship with God. The more you know, the more you will understand and begin to operate within the nature of Christ.
- Buy a journal and monitor your personal spiritual growth in Christ. Write about and pray for those individuals you witness to and care about each day.
- Keep a Bible study journal and write down biblical study notes. Later, reflect on your revision notes to keep you fresh in your knowledge of Christ.
- Call, email, or text those who you have witnessed or care about regularly. But please put it on your calendar. That might help.ep your physical body in shape so you will be able to love and help others.
- Listen to faith-based audio while you work, and let it create a holy atmosphere around your actions.
- Cultivate your gifts and godly passions, knowing that He deposited specific gifts in you so that you can use them. For example, God wouldn’t bless you with a talented singing voice if He didn’t want you to use it for His glory. (Proverbs 22:29)
- Sincerely ask Jesus to help you overcome the weaknesses you struggle with, and then be assured that he will help you. (Matthew 11:28)
- Look for opportunities to help the elderly, disabled, widows, orphans, or anyone with health problems or emotional issues.
Wipe the log out of your eye before trying to wipe the speck out of your brother’s and sister’s eyes.
- Watch testimonies on YouTube of individuals who overcame struggles through Christ that you are currently facing; listening to testimonies is a sure way to boost your hope in the Lord.
- Spend more time reading the Bible than you spend on social media.
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