But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.
Galatians 5:22 MSG
When we choose to do what the Bible says over what we want to do, our life is completely transformed and produces great things. We become more loving, faithful, and resilient. Have you been living God’s way or your own way? What emotion, sin, or character trait is the biggest hurdle to sticking to God’s word? Check out the Deep Spirituality podcast, “Being Passionate, Not just Committed,” to learn more about how to have a relationship with God that make you a whole new person.