Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fruit of the Spirit

Gal 5:22-23
NIV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

NKJV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

MSG 22-23 But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.

Do you ever feel like the fruit of the spirit are rotting on the vine in your life? 
Really, you think you're doing "ok" but sometimes, man, when you really look at it, you just really stink.

I said to someone "I have the fruit of the spirit hanging on my wall, but I don't know them".  Ugh :/  Talk about an eye-opener.

This will be my scripture of the week... and I am doing a study on each of the fruits.

This is going to be humbling, because I don't have these, but I promise to speak kindly to myself while I am learning and growing.  I won't grow if I throw my own rotten fruit at myself!

Love

Tonight's reading is 1 John 4:7-16

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them

1 comment:

Kristin said...

These words held such wisdom and truth for me too! : "This is going to be humbling, because I don't have these, but I promise to speak kindly to myself while I am learning and growing. I won't grow if I throw my own rotten fruit at myself!"

Can't wait to study along with you!!