Happy Monday! Last week (Wednesday-Thursday) we read about the struggle with living for our sinful nature and being led by the Holy Spirit. I asked you a few questions and I pray you are well with the decision(s) you made or answer(s) you gave. Now we will continue in Galatians 6.
“Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.” Galatians 6:1-3 NLT
We all struggle. It may not be to the same extreme as someone else, yet we all struggle in one area or more – mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, financially, etc. Here the mature Christian – one strong in faith is encouraged to gently and humbly help that person who is struggling with sin to get back on track. While we can’t change anyone, as you provide spiritual guidance, the inner working of the Holy Spirit will begin to change/transform that person and heal them. As you provide guidance to others – 1st seek wisdom and discernment from the Lord and pray continually to ensure you don’t fall into the same sin.
Dear Lord, you know our inner thoughts and our personal struggles. You designed our inner most being and you understand the things that weigh us down. Lord, it is only you who can break us free from the struggles we face. However, Lord you equip your followers through the overcoming of their personal pain to help those who are still struggling. Lord, while painful, we thank you for the testimony. Lord, we thank you for the freedom you give. Lord, we ask that you continue to use us as vessels to share how you’ve helped us in our struggles. Lord, please help those who are still struggling between living for their sinful nature or being led by the Holy Spirit. Penetrate our hearts and minds Lord, so that we will continue to follow after you. Lord, keep us humble before you, yet use us for your glory to help the least, last, lost and those struggling with their faith. Let us be a light in this dark world today. In Jesus name, amen!
Keep seeking! Keep trusting! Keep praying!