Morning, October 19
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Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.
God is interested in every part of our lives, not just the spiritual part. As we live by the Holy Spirit's power, we need to submit every aspect of our lives to God--emotional, physical, social, intellectual, vocational. Paul says that because we're saved, we should live like it!
The Holy Spirit is the source of your new life, so keep in step with his leading. Don't let anything or anyone else determine your values and standards in any area of your life.
1 Corinthians 3:1  Babes in Christ.

Are you mourning, believer, because you are so weak in the divine life: because your faith is so little, your love so feeble? Cheer up, for you have cause for gratitude. Remember that in some things you are equal to the greatest and most full-grown Christian. You are as much bought with blood as he is. You are as much an adopted child of God as any other believer. An infant is as truly a child of its parents as is the full-grown man. You are as completely justified, for your justification is not a thing of degrees: your little faith has made you clean every whit. You have as much right to the precious things of the covenant as the most advanced believers, for your right to covenant mercies lies not in your growth, but in the covenant itself; and your faith in Jesus is not the measure, but the token of your inheritance in him. You are as rich as the richest, if not in enjoyment, yet in real possession. The smallest star that gleams is set in heaven; the faintest ray of light has affinity with the great orb of day. In the family register of glory the small and the great are written with the same pen. You are as dear to your Father's heart as the greatest in the family. Jesus is very tender over you. You are like the smoking flax; a rougher spirit would say, "put out that smoking flax, it fills the room with an offensive odour!" but the smoking flax he will not quench. You are like a bruised reed; and any less tender hand than that of the Chief Musician would tread upon you or throw you away, but he will never break the bruised reed. Instead of being downcast by reason of what you are, you should triumph in Christ. Am I but little in Israel? Yet in Christ I am made to sit in heavenly places. Am I poor in faith? Still in Jesus I am heir of all things. Though "less than nothing I can boast, and vanity confess." Yet, if the root of the matter be in me I will rejoice in the Lord, and glory in the God of my salvation.

Proverbs 3:26  For the LORD will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.

Psalm 76:10  For the wrath of man shall praise You; With a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself.

Proverbs 21:1  The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.

Proverbs 16:7  When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Psalm 130:5,6  I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. • My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.

Psalm 34:4  I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.

Deuteronomy 33:27  "The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, 'Destroy!'

Jeremiah 17:7  "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.

Romans 8:31  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

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