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~FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT~ Author Unknown


Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

 
~Fruit of the Spirit~
 
It’s quiet. It’s early. 
My coffee is hot.
The sky is still black. The world is still 
asleep. The day is coming. In a few 
moments the day will arrive. It will roar down the track with the rising of the sun. The stillness of the dawn will be exchanged for the noise of the day. The calm of solitude will be replaced by the pounding pace of the human race.
The refuge of the early morning will be 
invaded by decisions to be made and deadlines to be met.
For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day’s demands. It is now that I must make a choice. Because of Calvary, 
I’m free to choose.
And so I choose.
I choose love … 
No occasion justifies hatred; 
No injustice warrants bitterness.
I choose love.
Today I will love God and what God loves.
I choose joy … 
I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance.
I will refuse the temptation to be cynical… 
the tool of the lazy thinker.
I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God.
I will refuse to see any problems anything less than an opportunity to see God.
I choose peace … 
I will live forgiven.
I will forgive so that I may live.
I choose patience … 
I will overlook the inconveniences of the world.
Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so.
Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray.
Instead of clenching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.
I choose kindness … 
I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone.
Kind to the rich, for they are afraid.
And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.
I choose goodness .. 
I will go without before I take dishonest gain.
I will be overlooked before I will boast.
I will confess before I will accuse,
I choose goodness.
I choose faithfulness … 
Today I will keep my promises.
My debtors will not regret their trust.
My associates will not question my word.
My wife will not question my love.
And my children will never fear that father will not come home.
I choose gentleness … 
Nothing is won by force.
I choose to be gentle.
If I raise my voice may it be only in praise.
If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer.
If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.
I choose self-control … 
I am a spiritual being.
After this body is dead, my spirit will soar.
I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal.
I choose self-control.I will be drunk only by joy.
I will be impassioned only by my faith.
I will be influenced only by God.
I will be taught only by Christ.
I choose self-control.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.To these I commit my day.
If I succeed, I will give thanks.
If I fail, I will seek His grace.
And then, when this day is done, 
I will place my head on my pillow and rest.

 

~UNKNOWN~
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What God did not promise and did promise…!


God did not promise.
A life free of pain,
Skies always blue,
Pathway strewn with flowers,
A bed of roses,
Only sunshine with no rain,
Only joy  and  not sorrows,
No heart breaking incident.

But He has promised…..

Grace for the trials,

Comfort in midst of pain.

Light for the way,

Strength when we are weak,
A lift when we fall,
His undying love,
His presence with us at all time!
To mend a broken heart.
Keeps a record of every tear.
And He’ll wipe our every tear one day!

This gives me the courage to keep walking this narrow Path..

What about you?

The clouds will move and the sun will shine…

God will heal, restore and provide….

Julia