“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience (longsuffering), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things” (Galatians 5:22-23 NLT).
Do you love the Lord, but at the same time you struggle with intense emotions? Every Sunday millions of people go to church, so they worship the Lord while fellowshipping with one another. Although believers attend services, they struggle against the sinful nature which symbolizes works of the flesh. After church, I can scream at another person in front of my car, because he drives slowly. Often, we want to be obedient, but our behavior leads to sin. In my car, the Holy Spirit gently reminded me of (Galatians 5:22-23). Everybody goes through trials experiencing frustration, and the Holy Spirit gives us freedom. During the day, the Holy Spirit sheds light on biblical teachings so you can become mature developing characteristics of the nine fold fruit. I discuss ideas about controlling your emotions and surrendering to God’s will.
When I read the news, I definitely see a lot of hatred and anger toward specific groups. Often, I feel resentment, because someone else judges a person’s outward appearance and economic circumstances. People cannot choose their parents, and unfortunately millions of children suffer abuse and neglect around the world. Through God’s grace, some find salvation and solutions for their problems. I reflect on 1 Corinthians 13:4-6, because we all know “love is patient and kind”. As you pursue a better love walk constantly meditating on scriptures, with the Holy Spirit’s guidance, you can forgive others’ offenses. Life is short.
When people worry about their problems all the time, they lack joy. Without joy, you take your eyes off Jesus who symbolizes hope in a dark world. In fact, “The joy of the Lord is my strength”. I praise the Lord focusing on his mighty power. “In Jesus we enjoy a rich and satisfying life because he overcame death” (Nehemiah 8:10). And he sits on the right side of God.
Before people can trust God, they must understand his character. When you and I face a mountain like sickness, we need peace in a storm. The Devil does not schedule a sick day, because his goal is destroying someone’s mind. With that said the mind is the battlefield; lacking peace, you cannot follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance and receive healing. “May the God hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that by the power the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in his promises” (Romans 15:13 AMP).
I can write a book about longsuffering, because I wait for a husband. Of course, God is my husband supplying me with a job and favor. Occasionally, someone else makes rude comments about my age, but I don’t retaliate by saying ugly words. “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love” (Ephesians 4:2 NLT).
Often, co-workers have disagreements with other people, because employees express different attitudes toward achieving goals in a department. Being a team player is essential for success. Whether you agree with co-workers’ negative attitudes, remember this scripture. “They must not slander anyone and avoid quarreling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone” (Titus 3:2 NLT).
I like this scripture because it is simple about behavior. “Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32 NLT).
When most people search google for faith, they find hundreds of blog posts explaining this definition. A Christian thinks faith symbolizes a complex topic, but your faith walk becomes important for survival. Christians develop more and more faith by hearing the word. My faith becomes stronger than ever, because the word represents a resource to overcome struggles. “And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the son of God” (1 John 5:5 NLT).
By trusting God, you are a strong person because he resolves problems. Worry and doubt can consume our minds, during stress, if we focus on problems. “The lowly will possess the land will live in peace and prosperity” (Psalms 37:11).
Living a lifestyle of temperance, everybody balances areas that present challenges. While I avoid too much caffeine, someone else struggles with a food addiction or alcoholism. “I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified” (1 Corinthians 9:27 NLT). In the body of Christ, some of us judge a specific sin harshly, but we all are vulnerable to sin.
My identity is essential developing the fruit of the Spirit because I represent Jesus. Like a public relations department, my testimony enhances the gospel, so another person matures in the body of Christ. The world knows the definition of a real Christian, but often someone does not see a role model in the community. For various reasons, people misbehave in churches by showing favoritism to friends and gossiping about others. But with the fruit of the Spirit, we effectively show God’s love through teaching bible study and fellow-shipping in homes. As a result, the body of Christ receives healing in finances, marriage, health issues, and mental problems while overcoming the Devil’s lies.