Sunday, May 26, 2019

F r u i t   o f   t h e   S p i r i t
Galatians 5:22

Once again we’re talking about character.  The fruit of God’s Spirit in us.  Today’s list of three qualities relates to lifestyle commitments.

In Paul’s letter to the Galatians at chapter 5 and verse 22 he writes, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”  When people talk about you, do the words faithful, gentle and self-controlled come up?

These qualities would be great examples of a transformed life.  Let’s strive to have these things characterize our life styles:
·        Faithfulness - Loyalty and fidelity to commitments and relationships.  Is that you?
·        Gentleness - Not softness, but profound strength under control.  Does your life look like power under control?
·        Self-control - Not controlled by some outside stimuli like conditions, circumstances, people, but by one’s own will.  Are you in control of you?

In today’s competition, let’s show faithfulness as we hold tightly to our commitments and show loyalty to our teammates and coaches.  Let’s display gentleness by harnessing our personal strengths in serving others.  Let’s exercise self-control as we overcome the outside pressures that would rob us of victory.  Make this a day of greatness.

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 10:1-16
II Corinthians 2