I was nervous. Something had happened that would make this, my first day of high school, different from all the other first days of high school at South Park High. For this would be the first day that my school would be officially integrated.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT) says, "But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things."
So Lord, I open my heart to you, through Jesus, who died to save me from my sins. Jesus, who was resurrected from the dead and who sends His Holy Spirit to me. Lord, I ask for more Holy Spirit in my life. I ask for every fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Show me how to flow in your Holy Spirit every day. Show me how to not only flow in each of these fruits, but to use them to defeat the enemy.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
Thank You, Lord!
Linda Evans Shepherd is a nationally known Christian speaker and a bestselling author of over 30 books. She's the president of Right to the Heart Ministries, founder of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) and the founder of GodTest.com. Her latest book is When You Need to Move a Mountain.
This article originally appeared at gottopray.com.
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