It seems that the Holy Spirit works that way in some lives. They instantly stop smoking or lose fifty pounds. Ha! I wish!
I understand that the Holy Spirit gives the spiritual fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, but some people seem to get them faster than others!
They get instant healing from their addictions. Their hearts no longer desire chocolate, bread or other assorted evils. I want to be happy for them. (Really! I do!) However, that is not how the Lord dealt with me. I’ve walked a long slow process toward healing.
The formerly gourmand Brenda used food as a comforter while the struggling toward Godliness gourmet Brenda delights in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
Let’s encourage him to fully enjoy his home; our body; his temple.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, NIV)
Prayer- Lord, strengthen us with all your power, according to your glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy. Lord, be our comfort, even in our healings… (From Colossians 1:11, RSV). Amen.