Fill Up. Do Good. Repeat.

Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. (Galatians 6:8-10)

Grumbling Antidote #4: Fill ‘Er Up

It’s NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG.

Ever feel like you’re running on empty?

I find that I’m most prone to grumble when I try to navigate life under my own power. Here’s what we get when we let our sinful nature take the wheel:

hatred
discord
jealousy
fits of rage
selfish ambition
dissensions
factions
envy
and much much more
(Galatians 5:20-21)

Spiritual Gifts

We conclude our deeeeep dive into the Holy Spirit here on GUWG with a look at SPIRITUAL GIFTS.

What exactly are spiritual gifts? Great question. The Bible warns us not to be “ignorant” about this topic (1 Corinthians 12:1). In short, they are God-given abilities designed to build up the church today.

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Self-control

In SPIRIT WEEK Part 2 here on GUWG, where we’re finishing up our look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Our final featured fruit: SELF-CONTROL.

Right before the Bible lists the fruit of the Spirit, it spells out in graphic detail the “fruit” of our uncontrolled sinful selves: drunkenness, sexual immorality, idolatry, hatred, rage and various other forms of discord, dissension and debauchery.

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Gentleness

In Part 2 of SPIRIT WEEK here on GUWG, where we’re taking a look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: GENTLENESS.

In my natural state, I’m about as un-gentle as they come. Without God at the helm, I tend to crash and bang through life at warp speed, leaving a wake of debris, destruction and devastation behind me.

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Faithfulness

In SPIRIT WEEK Part 2 here on GUWG, where we’re taking a close look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: FAITHFULNESS.

What exactly is “faith”? Here’s one of my favorite definitions:

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Goodness

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

Today’s featured fruit: GOODNESS.

Jesus said it best: “No one is good — except God alone.” (Mark 10:18)

The entire Bible can be seen as a story about the triumph of good (God) over evil (Satan). The question, then, is this: What side are you on?

The fruit you’re producing is strong evidence of where your heart’s really at. Jesus said: