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.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace and Patience
Peace and patience are both the by-products of our relationship with God. We receive joy and love from God, which produces peace and patience. Patience flows from Christ into us, and shows tolerance and fortitude toward others, even accepting difficult situations. Patience gives us power to allow for the faults of others without being judgmental or making demands.
What Zechariah and Elizabeth Can Teach Us About Active Waiting
Zechariah was an old man, and he could have given up after years of waiting, but he did not. He served his community and his God faithfully, actively - perfectly modeling active waiting. In God’s timing, the promise was fulfilled and Zechariah was rewarded.