SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Patience

It’s SPIRIT WEEK Part 2 here on GUWG, where we’re continuing our look at each fruit of the Spirit.

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.

Memorial Day Prayer

Here’s a little prayer as we celebrate Memorial Day today here in the US …

ALMIGHTY GOD,

in whom we live, love,
and have our being,
we take time today to uplift
the heavy hearts of those
for whom Memorial Day
is more than a mere diversion,

HAPPY PENTECOST!

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)

SPRIT WEEK 2015 continues here on GUWG. Today’s topic: PENTECOST.

Today, Christians all around the world are celebrating Pentecost Sunday, commemorating the day the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples.

In my book, Pentecost should rank right up there with Christmas and Easter as big-time Christian celebrations.

SPIRIT WEEK: Peace

It’s SPIRIT WEEK 2015 here on GUWG, where we’re taking an up-close and personal look at each Fruit of the Spirit.

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).

SPIRIT WEEK: Joy

It’s SPIRIT WEEK 2015 here on GUWG. For the next few days, we’ll be taking a closer look at each fruit of the Spirit.

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.

SPIRIT WEEK: Love

LOVE-ICONIt’s SPIRIT WEEK 2015 here on GUWG. For the next few days, we’ll be taking a closer look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: LOVE.

Why love? There’s a reason love is first on the list. At its heart, the Bible is one gigantic love-fest. In fact, God IS love. The Bible says:

SPIRIT WEEK: Fruit Test

Got-FruitThe flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other. (Galatians 5:17)

It’s SPIRIT WEEK 2015 here on GUWG where each day we’re taking a deeeeeep dive into what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit.

Building on what we’ve covered already this week, here’s today’s topic …

THE FRUIT TEST

Our flesh is direct conflict with the Holy Spirit. Who’s winning in your life?