Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)
My sense of direction is horrible. This past weekend after celebrating Easter with my grandson in Jacksonville, I took a wrong turn and didn’t realize it until I saw the sign for a small town I wasn’t supposed to be in. Thank heavens for GPS.
We’re open to using GPS to get back on course, but do we seek assistance to restore our paths when we’ve succumbed to addiction, a bad temper, or wrongdoing?
Does someone close to you need help with misconduct or addiction? Likely, they’ll be resistant to receiving help, so you’ll need assistance from the Spirit to restore the person gently, without being harsh or losing your temper.
We often succumb to the habits and attitudes of people we help or the friends we choose, so ask the Spirit to guide you when helping another. You’ll be less likely to be tempted,
Father, I praise you for giving me your Spirit. Remind me to call upon the Spirit every day to take advantage of your power, gifts, and assistance to avoid temptation and to complete the amazing dreams you’ve placed in my heart. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen