But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23
Check out this series on the fruits of the Spirit.
If we stay alert to signs of drifting, search our heart for deceitfulness, obey God’s warnings, and consider the consequences of failure … we can grow in self-control.
While gentleness is a quality to which few people aspire, it is one of the most powerful qualities in helping us to represent Jesus well.
A faithful life requires vigilance in little things, when we are tempted, and especially when we are mistreated.
We are being like Christ when we show kindness and goodness to those who don’t deserve it and who can never repay us.
When it comes to making you or me a better disciple, God is never in a hurry; but He’s never late!
Believers can stand firm in the peace of God by striving for peace with one another, gratefully giving our anxieties to God and THINKING and DOING good.
The power to have a heart of joy is made possible through the Holy Spirit, but we make a daily, conscious choice to draw on His power and strength.
Living in the overflow of God’s love changes our hearts to love others in a supernatural way.