TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, JOY, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-24

Iturn that frown upside downf you read closely you probably noticed that I intentionally made the word ‘Joy’ stand out in the verse above. Why you ask? Because I want to talk about happiness and unhappiness. There are things that occur in our daily lives that change our mood. It’s how we work in the flesh. We become angry. We become sad. We become doubtful. It’s how our human emotions work. However, our inner spirit – the Holy Spirit works in a different way for those who are alive in Christ. I like to be straight to the point, so… being unhappy is impossible if you have the Spirit of the Lord within you. Yes, it’s impossible. The Holy Spirit does not produce unhappiness. It just can’t. Yet, I often see brothers and sisters in Christ with an attitude that reads unhappiness. How can that be? It does not make any sense. If you have the Spirit of the Lord within you, you must produce happiness, (Joy) and manifest it. We can be unhappy in the flesh, but we cannot be unhappy in the Spirit. That is why God wants us to live a spiritual life, and not a carnal life. It’s not easy to constantly live by the Spirit, but it’s not impossible. If you want to live a happy life, you need to live by the Spirit. Simple as that. Living by the Spirit = Happiness. If you are feeling unhappy at this moment, well… stop. If you have the Spirit of the Lord in you turn that frown upside down. Smile! :)

 

If you live by the Spirit it’s impossible to hate. (Love)

If you live by the Spirit it’s impossible to be unhappy. (Joy)

If you live by the Spirit it’s impossible to want war. (Peace)

If you live by the Spirit it’s impossible to seek revenge. (Forbearance)

If you live by the Spirit it’s impossible to be unkind to those around you. (Kindness)

If you live by the Spirit it’s impossible to not do good deeds. (Goodness)

If you live by the Spirit it’s impossible to be unfaithful. (Faithfulness)

If you live by the Spirit it’s impossible to be violent. (Gentleness)

If you live by the Spirit it’s impossible to not control yourself. (Self-Control)

Live by the nine. The nine fruits of the Spirit. It equals a a great life.

“Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.”
Thomas Jefferson

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