Today’s featured fruit: KINDNESS.
Stop reading this right now and go do something kind. Please.
Today’s featured fruit: PATIENCE.
Patience is one fruit that’s often missing from my basket. Here’s what most of my prayers on this topic sound like:
“Hurry up God and give me patience … NOW!”
Just in case you’re even a little bit like me, here are my all-time favorite anti-impatience verses. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you sloooooow down and read ‘em patiently.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what appeared to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (Acts 2:1-4)
Pentecost is a HUGE deal. In my book, it should rank right up there with Christmas and Easter as big-time Christian celebrations.
Today’s featured fruit: PEACE.
Peace with God? Sin damages our relationship with God. So, first we need peace with God. That’s exactly why Jesus – the Prince of Peace – came. His sacrifice on the cross wiped out sin’s penalty and gives us access to peace with God by grace through faith (Romans 5:1).
Today’s featured fruit: JOY.
What exactly is joy? Joy isn’t an emotion. It isn’t happiness. It isn’t pleasure. It’s waaaaay deeper than that.
Joy comes from God. It’s available 24/7, no matter the circumstances.
It’s SPIRIT WEEK 2013 here on GUWG where each day we’re taking a deeeeeep dive into what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit.
Today’s topic …
THE FRUIT TEST
Our flesh is direct conflict with the Holy Spirit. Who’s winning in your life?