Smoke, heat, charring, embarrassing sunburns… They’re all indicators of a burn. When something catches fire, there will be proof. It’s the same with us spiritually. When our lives are submitted to the Holy Spirit, they will catch fire and there will be burn indicators…

A new way of MOVING.

Galatians 5 talks about walking by the Spirit, being led by the Spirit, and keeping in step with the Spirit. They all describe, with increasing intensity, what it looks like to follow the lead and influence of the Holy Spirit. Don’t rush God’s timing. Trust that His plan and provision are perfect in their time.

A new way of GROWING.

Before God works through you, He has work to do in you. Galatians 5:19-21 describe the works of the flesh – the dangerous, destructive default settings of our hearts. Those works are contrasted by the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 – the things the Holy Spirit will naturally produce in our lives as we surrender more and more to Him.

A new way of LIVING.

Your lifestyle doesn’t earn God’s presence, it proves it. We don’t give, love, care, and persevere in order to earn God’s presence, but instead because God is present. If I fell into a bonfire, I would be forever changed…to say the least! Similarly, if our lives catch fire, we will never be the same!

If God is present on the inside, it will be evident on the outside.

If it’s not evident now, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are not things you will be able to produce on your own. Surrender is needed. Invite the Holy Spirit to take over every area of your life and watch your life catch fire!

K E V I N • M I L L E R

There’s more where that came from! Click below to watch the entire message called “Burn Indicators” from our series, Catch Fire.

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