Monday, March 26, 2012
Fruit of the Spirit
Do you ever wish you had more patience with your children, joy in your circumstances, self-control in your daily prayer and Bible reading, love for your enemies, peace in your caos, kindness for those who are rude to you??? The answer- stop trying!! These are all fruits of the SPIRIT, not fruits of our trying harder or being more determined! We have to be filled with the Spirit and WALK DAILY IN the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit will naturally flow out of our lives. This is something the Lord has taught me and continues to remind me when I start wishing I had more patience, etc. Our job is to rest and abide in Christ. Without Him, we can truly do nothing.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.