Seeking the Lord: Life by the Spirit
Are we afraid, angry, and frustrated?
If these words mark us, then you and I need to hear and answer this question: W____ are you c__________ on? Are you and I counting on m____, flesh and b_______, our s________?
Human effort, flesh, can never accomplish God’s purpose for us.
God said: C________ is the one who trusts in m___ and depends on f_________; But blessed is the man who t_______ in the LORD, whose c___________ is in H___ (Jer 17:5, 7).
Jesus said this: The Spirit g_______ l______; the flesh c________ for no________ (John 6:63).
Paul says: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the S________ of l_____ has set you f______ in Christ Jesus from the law of s___ and d_______ (Rom 8:1-2 ESV).
God’s purpose of life, peace, and fruitfulness come by His Spirit!
Like a tree planted streams of life giving water fruitfulness never fails to come to those who trust in the LORD (Jer 17:8).
The m_____ controlled by the Spirit lives by the Spirit, and is blessed with life and peace that the flesh cannot afford (Rom 8:5-6).
The Spirit gives life; the flesh is no help at all (John 6:63 ESV).
Seeking the Lord, we are seeking Him who is the Spirit.
Now the L_____ is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Cor 3:17).
The Spirit gives us life and peace, freedom from fear, anger, and frustration!