But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace... Galatians 5:22
Have you ever come into the middle of a movie and then wonder why the story doesn't make sense? That's how Christianity feels to some of us. It's like we're starting from the wrong place. I'm trying to fix my messed up life, get rid of some things that don't belong. Get a do-over... but it's not working.
We're talking about some "first matters" that need to be established before it all starts to come together. It's not just behavior modification or finding some new motivation. We need to be transformed from the inside out.
Spend some time with Galatians 5:13-26. Especially ask God to transform you into a person of peace whose life is marked with genuine love and deep joy.
I love you and I LOVE being Your Pastor!