Gratitude and Appreciation

my journey into being thankful for what i have

Fruit of the Spirit

on April 4, 2013

For many of us, the first thing that comes to mind when we hear that phrase is a song.  That’s how it is for me, and while we were talking about them this morning in my Thursday Morning Bible Study group, I couldn’t get the song out of my head…. but it made me think – if we really lived our lives in a way that truly showed others the love God has for us through each of these areas, can you imagine how many lives we could touch by it??

Here’s the list:

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Goodness
  • Faith
  • Gentleness
  • Self-Control

I know that none of us are perfect, and we can’t do all these things all the time… but maybe we could at least do one or two, and work our way up.  Anyone else up for the challenge of trying?

I am so, so grateful for the patience the Lord has with us, and for His love for us – no matter how many times we mess this list up.  He’s willing to help us… we only have to ask.  May we never be too proud to go to Him with the request for help – He will always respond to it!


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