Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. Kindness. Goodness.
Faithfulness. Gentleness. Self-control.
These are choices I make for what I’d like to see in my life.
These are choices you can make as well.
To be sure, when we make these choices, they don’t always manifest perfectly.
But if we do not CHOOSE them a to begin with; i.e. become aware of them, we will have no place to start.
Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Verses are copied from →BibleGateway.com
Here is the definition of each.
I do enjoy a challenge, even if the bar is set pretty high.
Love = An intense feeling of deep affection
Joy = A feeling of great pleasure or happiness
Peace = Freedom disturbance; tranquility
Patience = The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset
Kindness = The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate
Goodness = The quality of being morally good or virtuous
Faithfulness = The quality of being faithful; fidelity
Gentleness = The quality of being kind, tender, or mild-mannered
Self-control = The ability to control oneself, in particular one’s emotions and desires, or the expression of them in one’s behavior, especially in difficult situations
All definitions are taken from →the Oxford Dictionary.
Please join me again on Monday for the continuation of my series “Raw and Real”.
Until then …