Fruit of the Spirit

Scripture

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Galatians 5:22 new living translation

 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Colossians 3:12 new living translation

 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behaviour.  Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

Ephesians 4: 31-32 new living translation

Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honour.

Proverbs 21:21 English Standard version

prayer

Our Father, thank you that we are your children. We pray that our lives may become so saturated with Christ Jesus that the fruit of the Spirit may grow and develop in us – to your praise and glory.

Father, however we are treated by other people, we pray that your love may shine forth in us. Whatever happens in our lives, we ask that your peace and joy would abide within. No matter what difficulties we may encounter, teach us to be patient and kind in all our dealings with others and manifest the goodness and grace in us that only comes from you. Lord, however hard times may become, we pray that we may be gentle and self-controlled in our actions and attitudes, that we may be a good and faithful servant. Lord we thank you that no matter what happens – even when we step away from you – you remain faithful.

Lord we know that we cannot develop the fruit of your Holy Spirit through our own effort or will – but only as we rest in Christ. Help us to abide in you we pray.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

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