Connie Gochenaur

Everyone Loves Good Fruit

You will know them by their fruits.

Matthew 7:16




 

 

Galatians 5:22-23

 

The Fruit of The Spirit

 

As I continue with this series, Do You Belong, I am reminded of the gifts God give His children as we attempt to find our way while we are here on this earth.  Spirit-led people have these wonderful virtues of godly character as the result of God’s Spirit acting from within us.  As we seek God, His Spirit produces this “fruit” in our lives.  One of the secrets to belonging is to seek God first.   I’ve placed a verse or two under each attribute — verses that can encourage us as we try to find our place and our people.

 

LOVE

Love does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

— 1 Corinthians 13:5 —

 

JOY

Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.

— Ecclesiastes 9:7 —

 

PEACE

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

— 1 Peter 5:7 —

 

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

— Philippians 4:7 —

 

PATIENCE

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope.

— Romans 5:3-4 —

 

KINDNESS

 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

— Ephesians 4:32 —

 

GOODNESS

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

— Galatians 6:10 —

 

FAITHFULNESS

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.  Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

— Proverbs 3:3-4 —

 

GENTLENESS

 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

— Ephesians 4:2 —

 

SELF-CONTROL

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry…

— James 1:9 —

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

— Proverbs 15:1 —

 

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This entry was posted on October 18, 2017 by in All Posts, Faith, Write 31 Days and tagged , , , , , , .

Hebrews 10:35-36

Do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have a need of perseverance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

Jeremiah 29:11-13

I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. You will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
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