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Covered In Love - Part I (12 of 16)
Series: Covered in Dust
Being covered in the dust of Jesus means that we are manifesting the very characteristics of Christ as we abide in Him consistently and persistently and let His words abide in us.
As a result we are filled with, or controlled by, the Holy Spirit.
And as a result, we manifest what is known as the fruit of the Spirit about which Paul speaks in Galatians 5: love, joy, peace, patience, etc.
How are you doing at letting God's Word abide in you?
This is a side note; but last week when in Orlando at a Leadership Summit Pastor's Gathering, the American Bible Society shared with us statistics that show in any given week
• only 19% of churchgoers engaged Scripture four or more times.
• 40% engaged Scripture only once or twice.
• 41% of churchgoers didn't engage Scripture at all.
And many of us may wonder why we are having difficulty obeying Christ and being filled with the Spirit and not growing in our walk with Christ.
If you're not having a steady intake of the word, you're not growing.
And you're certainly not going to live in the way of Jesus.
And as a consequence, you're not only NOT bringing glory to God; you may be bringing dishonor to Christ.
Let me encourage you to engage the Word on a daily basis.
Get you a translation that may be easier for you to understand.
I read from the New Living Translation.
Right now I'm just reading 1 and 2 Timothy over and over; letting it saturate my mind.
If you don't have a plan, go look for reading plans online.
There are several great bible applications for smart phones and Ipads.
The one I use is YouVersion.
It has multiple translations and reading plans available.
And let me encourage you not just to read a verse or two.
Read a lengthy section and let God speak to you through it.
The Apostle Peter says in 1 Peter 2 to long for the Word as much as a newborn infant longs for mil ...
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