The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control
We become trustworthy, faithful, gentle and self-controlled when we are building a right, growing relationship with God. True intimacy with God is not found in our feelings, works, or even by having the right theology. Rather, true intimacy is our deep affection and knowledge of Christ, practiced by our trust. The fruits of the spirit are a sign of that intimacy.
The Security of Faith
Are you or someone you love struggling? Are you wondering, "Why is this happening? Where to turn for security? How to maintain hope? Whom to trust? Will faith wane?" Psalm 91 teaches us that we must encourage each other to experience a security of faith and to "fear no evil." From God's high place, nothing can take us out. Let us discover how we can overcome and endure whatever life brings us.
Trusting God with Our Lives (Take Five)
This week, we are highlighting trust - trust in God’s goodness, His faithfulness, His provision, His Church, His plan for our lives and His ability to handle our questions. Whether you read this today as a long-time believer or a skeptic, we hope you’ll see an authentic look at how difficult but rewarding trusting God can be - because He is worthy of our trust.
The Fruit of the Spirit
Scripture tells us that the “Fruit of the Spirit” is an essential part of our Christian growth and that it has the following attributes: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. In this post, Richard shares with us what the Fruit of the Spirit is and how to see it in our daily lives as we walk with Christ.
Prepare Your Heart: Thanksgiving
God desires for you and I to give thanks no matter what's going on in our lives, because it's good for us. God knows this is what we need to do. Gratitude isn't just about feeling good. Gratitude doesn't mean we have to be happy. But gratitude leads us to joy. It elevates us, at least for a moment, from the things of this earth into the heavenly realm.