Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

Make Wise Use of Your Limited Earthly Life By Seeking the Holy Spirit Now

April 26, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARYIf you believe that Christianity is just a bunch of rules and laws for you (all of which can’t be kept!), then you really don’t know what Christianity is all about. Be filled with the Holy Spirit – all of us are filled with something. With what are you filled? The Apostle Peter, in 1 Peter 4:5-6, admonishes you to be faithful to the Gospel and to live in the Spirit like God: “but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.". Some people are filled with the world or the devil or alcohol or drugs or materialism or their jobs or just themselves. You need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. As you walk with the Holy Spirit, Paul instructs, in Ephesians 5:15-17, to make wise use of our limited time on earth and to seek God’s will through the Holy Spirit: “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.". Come Holy Spirit; fill us with your presence and powerAre you filled with the Holy Spirit? If not, why not?

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Heartlessness. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Kindness. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Surprise – Jesus is Not Dead; Jesus Is Alive to All Who Accept Him in Faith", at our Website: www.AWFTL.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S EASTER VIDEO – “Easter -- I Am the Resurrection – (Holy Cross Anglican Cathedral; Loganville, GA)”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch.  

 

A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITEwww.AWFTL.org.

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV) Ephesians 5:15-21; Acts 2:1-4; 1 Peter 4:1-6Psalms 94a:1-12.

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE SEARCHwww.awordfromthelord.org/bible-search/