Friday Favorites – Choices

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 →

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 …

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