To end my series on The Fruit of the Spirit, self-control is the last on the list but certainly not least! We will never control some things. We cannot stop the tides from going in or out. As much as some would like, we cannot control the weather so that it will not rain on […]
Gentleness, also translated “meekness,” does not mean weakness. Rather, it involves humility and thankfulness toward God, and polite, restrained behavior toward others. The opposites of gentleness are anger, a desire for revenge, and self-aggrandizement. It takes a strong person to be truly gentle. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow gives us a wonderful illustration of gentleness in […]
Faithfulness has two different meanings. If we mean the faithfulness of God or Jesus, it refers to steadfastness, honesty, firmness, and God’s utter dependability based on His unchanging character. If we mean human faithfulness, it refers to our steady allegiance to God and our trust in Him. A “faithful” man is “full of faith”; he […]
Here are a few more for this weeks challenge. I hope you like them!
The spiritual fruit of goodness enables sinful man to do good and to be good—good in the truest sense of the word. Goodness, after all, is the essence of God’s nature. Are you suffering an internal spiritual war? If so, that’s a good sign. It’s a sign that you are pursuing goodness, which causes the […]
A few months ago I decided to write a little on the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ as part of my journey as a Christian woman. I am always amazed at how the words of Jesus have spoken directly to my heart and helped me when I needed it. I also am a believer that the […]
As a contrast to my Weight(less) post yesterday, I thought it would be good to post something quite the opposite today. The feeling of heaviness and sadness surrounds this image I shot on the Spanish Steps in Rome. For all the times I have seen them it never gets easier. I am reminded of these […]