265 – Two Different ‘Drunks’
April 8, 1987
After being in my class, then in chapel, and then praying so sincerely with my friends at communion, when I got home I regarded the boys differently. I felt more patient, more understanding. I also felt their sincere love for me. I remember thinking that I was willing to lay down my life to show them God’s love.
Since Shan, Elim’s pastor’s wife, called me and asked me to speak to her ladies group on homeschooling, I realized that my testimony of it stinketh. I have been very upset ever since. I have been wanting You to give me a new, beautiful testimony of Jesus in my life. Today I have hope for it! I believe we are working on it together.
And do not get drunk with wine for that is dissipation, BUT BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT…making melody in your heart to the Lord. Ephesians 5:18,19d
When I used to be DRUNK with wine, I remember feeling free, bold, happy, not easily offended, having no cares.
Surely being DRUNK with the Holy Spirit must be glorious—having great peace, not easily worried, not easily offended, joyful, positive, full of faith, not doubting, full of good deeds, kind in speech and manner, self controlled in thoughts and actions, long-suffering, gentle not harsh.
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit let us also walk by the Spirit. Galatians 5:24-25