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PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Mar
14

Life Hacks

Jon Burgess

Scripture

“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.” Galatians‬ ‭5:24-25‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Observation

The simple life is the Spirit-led life. Not simplistic, not easy, but simple in that every complex situation we face the Holy Spirit has a simple solution for. The more we give ourselves to being led by. Life gets extremely complex when we toggle back and forth between being led by the Spirit and led by the flesh. We find ourselves in a quagmire of selfishness and sin when we follow our feelings and desires over the direction of the Holy Spirit. Yet, the moment we surrender to the Holy Spirit's lead He solves these highly complex problems in our lives over and over again.

Application

These days Life Hacks are becoming very popular on the World Wide Web. In fact you can visit www.lifehack.org to find 100's of quick and easy solutions that will save you time and money and solve some of life's frustrations. Use bees wax to waterproof your shoes. Take a picture of business cards so you don't lose their contact info. Take those bread clips that keep the bag closed to label and organize your power cords or to save your slippahs with split holes from breaking. Rub stuck zippers with a graphite pencil to fix them. Rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture to cover up dings. All these solutions were already right in front of me I just didn't have the knowledge to figure them out. The same is true with the Life Hacks of the Holy Spirit. He has the solutions to all of life's problems that I will see only when I'm following His lead. The life hack for adultery is love, for envy is joy, for division is peace, for lust is long suffering, for hatred is gentleness, for witchcraft is goodness, for selfish ambition is kindness, for jealousy is faithfulness, for rage is self-control. Against the life hacks of the Holy Spirit nothing can stay broken for long.

Prayer

What a glorious life of victory You invite me into! A daily relationship where come what may I can come to You and You will lead me through! Let me keep in step with You and discover Your spiritual solutions to my greatest problems.


Devotions for March 14

Deuteronomy 25,26,27
Galatians 5

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