The Holy Spirit can change our mood in a heartbeat if we ask Him to do so. Ephesians tells us:
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of his glory.
I want to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit everywhere I go, I want the Light of Christ to shine from my eyes and His words to pour forth as I talk to people. I know a lady named Wanda Plummer, she's 86; who in regular conversation without mentioning the Lord pours forth His words. People are drawn to her because His love is such a part of her. I don't know how many young hippies she prayed into the Kingdom in the 1960's and 1970's. People were set free from drugs in her front yard, numerous people were saved in her living room; she drew them in with love.
In Isaiah we are told: I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Remember under our armor, we are clothed in Salvation and robed in Righteousness. Bring the fruit of the Spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness with you - don't leave home without it!
I'll end today with this video clip Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, the scenery is beautiful, I know our sisters up north will not appreciate the snow scenes like many us on the Gulf Coast and in south Texas...and Ang, never fear the word Hippo does not appear in text, is not said or sung in the clip. Freezing rain is supposed to begin falling soon...I prefer snow, it's time for a cup of Sugar Free Swiss Miss hot chocolate.