It is amazing that all it takes for me to have the Holy Spirit leading my life and my heart changing to be more like Jesus’ comes solely from believing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and not by being in bondage to the Law…trying to reach perfection on my own, with my own strength. I pray that I do not get so caught up in my “sufferings” and living by my “flesh” that I forget my Faith means God is leading me, strengthening me and changing me into exactly what He wants me to be!

Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the [Holy] Spirit as the result of obeying the Law and doing its works, or was it by hearing [the message of the Gospel] and believing [it]? [Was it from observing a law of rituals or from a message of faith?] Are you so foolish and so senseless and so silly? Having begun [your new life spiritually] with the [Holy] Spirit, are you now reaching perfection [by dependence] on the flesh? Have you suffered so many things and experienced so much all for nothing (to no purpose)–if it really is to no purpose and in vain? Then does He Who supplies you with His marvelous [Holy] Spirit and works powerfully and miraculously among you do so on [the grounds of your doing] what the Law demands, or because of your believing in and adhering to and trusting in and relying on the message that you heard? (Galatians 3:2-5 AMP)

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