“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Gal. 5:22-23).
The fruit of the spirit is not an emotional response. It is God in you. Be blessed to keep in step with His Spirit and draw on who He is.
Be blessed with God’s love that gives freely without asking anything in return. Be blessed with increasing and overflowing love for others.
Be blessed with the joy of the Lord that gives you strength. Be blessed to brighten and refresh weary hearts with the joy of Jesus.
Be blessed with receiving the Lord of peace who is with you always dispensing His peace to you.
Be blessed with grace-filled patience, not just tolerance. Be blessed with God’s patient endurance in battles long fought.
God’s kindness leads to repentance. Be blessed to pass on that kindness to others. Be blessed with His grace softening all that could be harsh.
Be blessed with active goodness that does not think to repay evil but considers how to bless from the goodness of Jesus in you.
Be blessed in His faithfulness that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
Be blessed with the gentle answer of Jesus that turns away wrath. Be blessed with being wise as a serpent but gentle as a dove.
Ponder the immense self-control of Jesus. When He was taunted and crucified, He uttered only forgiveness. Be blessed with a disposition that is even-tempered and in step with His in spirit.
Taken from Sylvia Gunter’s new book Blessings For Life: Words Of Hope And Healing. © Sylvia Gunter, 2017
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