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The Key To Transformation

Listen to the Message
 
Galatians 5:22-26
 
True spirituality is based on the life that you live. 
 
Christian character is defined to a great extend by how you treat each other. 
 
“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:9-10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
 
These 9 qualities define the person that God wants us to be, more than anything else. 
 
How does what we believe affect how we live and how does it affect the person we become?
 
But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. 
 
All nine go together and build on one another. 
 
These nine qualities make up the FRUIT of the spirit. 
 
The potential was there, but it was never developed. 
 
The potential is there, but it needs to be developed, nurtured, and cultivated. 
 
1. Prepare Your Heart
  • “And he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the LORD.” ‭‭II Chronicles‬ ‭ NKJV
  • Holy Spirit I pray this day that you will fill me with your self and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control
  • We cannot develop these qualities on our own. 
  • When you read the Bible, God speaks to you about you. 
  • Ezra 7:10
2. Prune Away Every Obstacle. 
  • When you prune, you’re removing obstacles to growth. 
  • You constantly need to be pruning and thinning away anything that stands in the way of your growth. 
  • “Is what I’m doing right now taking me closer to my ultimate goal of wining?”
  • Is this way of doing things taking me closer to my ultimate goal of becoming a spiritually mature follower of Jesus Christ. 
  • “... let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,” Hebrews‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬
3. Practice Each Quality. 
  • You can’t become spiritually mature by your own effort. 
  • Neither can you become spiritually mature without your own effort. 
  • “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬
  • What you are willing to practice, God will bring to perfection. 
  • “Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” Galatians‬ ‭‬ ‭NIV‬‬
  • Holy Spirit, I pray this day that you will fill me with your self and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.