What turns charcoal or carbon into diamonds? Pressure and Heat!
Something worthless becomes valuable. That’s our story when we discover a Spirit led life with God’s Son, Jesus. No more and no less.
In the Body of Christ, the heart of the matter is a matter of the heart.
In Christ, our hearts are being renewed so we begin to see and understand God has always had a plan for our life.
Our hearts become a “Spirit filled” controlled environment that determines how we now respond to a Godly life and see God’s “Increase” or blessings.
When our hearts are right, we begin to see God in people, places and situations never noticed before. We find peace despite our circumstances – and a hope and strength that is not our own – as we discover the joy of lovingly obeying our new-found master. Gladly our life is no longer our own!
I am talking about the Increase in the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit as we die to our old ways. Are you at that place yet/still?
It means responsibility and accountability, not just to our inner thoughts and words , but everything outwardly expressed to one another.
We now live by God’s standards, becoming accountable to one another.
That’s real Church and one that is about Increase. Steve. J