I want to look at the fact of a life filled with the Holy Spirit more from the practical side, and to show how this life will show itself in our daily walk and conduct.
You will find it in Matt. 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are laboring and loaded down, and I will give you rest.” That is just the offer this old world needs.
Our friends have a great deal to do with determining our character. The friendships that we form create an intellectual, moral and spiritual atmosphere that we are constantly breathing, and our spiritual health is helped or hindered by it.
I have met a great many who are trying to lead a Christian life, who are much troubled over the question of guidance. They wish to do the will of God in all things, but what puzzles them is to tell what the will of God may be in every case.
One of the discouragements that meets every true Christian before he has gone very far in the Christian life is persecution. God tells us in His Word that “All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Tim. 3:12).
One of the important conditions of growth and strength in the Christian life is work. No man can keep up his physical strength without exercise and no man can keep up his spiritual strength without spiritual exercise, i.e., without working for his Master.
One of the discouragements that meet every true Christian before he has gone very far in the Christian life is persecution. God tells us in His Word that “All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” (2 Tim. 3:12)
Sex is big business. In fact, pornographic literature, films, internet, and videos are major items of export and import. These wicked wares are flogged openly in the streets of such cities as Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Frankfurt airport even has a sex shop indicated with a rude sign.
When a person stops trusting in their own abilities, which have proven to be untrustworthy, and places their trust in God, who has proven Himself to be trustworthy, then that person is pleasing to God (Hebrews 11:6).
To possess “the light of life” one must put faith in Jesus Christ and become his follower. On social media every day millions of Christians are saying such things as "I am a Calvinist," "I am an Arminian." "I am a Lutheran," "I am a Wesleyan," and so on. They then go on to debate and argue theology as though it is a blood sport.