Méditation du Soir. Père Georges R. Bidzogo sac
I love Jesus and what about you ?
Give God’s Spirit control!
“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. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit”. (Gal 5:22-25)
To be a Christian is to be Christ like. This means to clothed by the Holy Spirit. It is to live under the power of the Holy Ghost. Child of God you have be aware of your status. You are no more under the control of the pressure of the Law or the slavery of sin because there an overwhelming power of grace that breaks away the yoke of sin and makes you capable of being free. No wonder St Paul tells that “if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Cor5:17). Just give God ‘Spirit control in your life.
Life in the spirit changes something in us because we are of Christ, Jesus. We are in him and through his Spirit, no matter the condition in which we find ourselves: employed or unemployed, sick, bereaved, rejected or abandoned, rich or poor, persecuted, assaulted or insulted, accepted or not accepted by people of this world, either in the family or in the society or at work, we are assured of being loved by our Daddy, by our Father and in him we always find serenity! We are blessed, we are peaceful, we are favored, we are confident (Read Proverbs 3:17; Isaiah 32:17; Mth5:5).
Being controlled by the power of the Spirit gives us confidence to keep growing in holiness remains perseverance even in our prayer and ministry. They talk bad about you, but you keep your joy. They try to trouble you but you keep your peace. They frustrate you, but you remain firm, kind, faithful, good, gentle AND SELF-CONTROLLED. That is the Spirit I ask now Lord. The power that produces love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control in my life in Jesus name. Amen.