It’s August and there is still a lot of summer left. Whether it is hot, cool, or warm where you are, one thing I can guarantee is that God is good! In every situation, He is consistent in His character and in His goodness towards us.
Just as He is consistent in His character, we should be as well. The Fruit of the Spirit is the character of God. It is the result of a life filled with the Holy Spirit. The apostle Paul says in Galatians 5:16 “ I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” He goes on to contrast the works of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21), with the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). When we walk in the Spirit, living in accordance with His leading, seeking His guidance, and responding in obedience to His leading, the Fruit of the Spirit will become more and more evident in our lives.
The Fruit of the Spirit is the theme for this month’s Write the Word. This month we will examine what God’s Word says about each characteristic and how it should be lived out in the life of believers.
As you write through this month, allow the Lord to sear these truths on your heart. Ask Him to show you ways to cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit in your life so that you experience fruitful growth in the faith.
I would love for you to join us as we Write the Word. I would also love to hear from you. I would love to hear how God speaks to you during this month as you lean into His Word. Join the Sparrow’s Song Facebook Group here.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace,
Your friend in the journey,
Remember: The Word W.O.R.K.S. Walking in Wholeness, Obedience, Righteousness, and Kingdom Success through the Word of God.
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