This week I was reading one of the devotionals in Sarah Young's Jesus Calling. I was just awestruck when I read it because of some exciting news I will be sharing with you all on Monday, but also because it just overflowed me with joy and thankfulness. I just have to share it with all of you. If you are not familiar with the devotional, Sarah writes a paragraph or two each day as God speaking into your life. There are typically 1-2 verses to go along with what is said as well. If you are looking for a devotional to begin, I highly recommend this one. There is one for each day. This is actually my second year to go through it and each time and each day it is incredible how the Lord uses it to still speak to me exactly where I am in that moment. We serve a great God. Here is the devotional I just have to share with you all.
I am creating something new in you: a bubbling spring of Joy that spills over into others' lives. Do not mistake this Joy for your own or try to take credit for it in any way. Instead, watch in delight as My Spirit flows through you to bless others. Let yourself become a reservoir of the Spirit's fruit.
Your part is to live close to Me, open to all that I am doing in you. Don't try to control the streaming of My Spirit through you. Just keep focusing on Me as we walk through this day together. Enjoy My Presence, which permeates you with Love, Joy, and Peace.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness."