It is the ability to endure ill treatment from life or at the hands of others without lashing out or paying back. It is moral goodness that overflows. Question: Is it my goal to serve others with kindness, or am I too focused on my own needs, desires, or problems to let the goodness of God overflow to others? While kindness is the soft side of good, goodness reflects the character of God. Goodness in you desires to see goodness in others and is not beyond confronting or even rebuking as Jesus did with the money changers in the temple for that to happen.
Question: Does my life reflect the holiness of God, and do I desire to see others experience God at a deep level in their own lives? A faithful person is one with real integrity.
He or she is someone others can look to as an example, and someone who is truly devoted to others and to Christ. Question: Are there areas of hypocrisy and indifference toward others in my life, or is my life characterized by faith in Christ and faithfulness to those around me? Meekness is not weakness.
Gentleness is not without power, it just chooses to defer to others. It forgives others, corrects with kindness, and lives in tranquility. Question: Do I come across to others as brash and headstrong, or am I allowing the grace of God to flow through me to others?
Self-control is literally releasing our grip on the fleshly desires, choosing instead to be controlled by the Holy Spirit. It is power focused in the right place. Question: Are my fleshly desires controlling my life, or am I allowing the Spirit to direct me to the things that please God and serve others? Walk by the Spirit. While not a fruit of the Spirit, the final item on the checkup produces all nine qualities listed above.
God promises that if we are willing to admit that we have been walking our own way and ask for His forgiveness and cleansing, He will empower us through His Spirit to live above ourselves and live the abundant life for which He has created us. We exist to help you succeed in the three most important relationships in life. God, Spouse, Kids. Find global partners. The fruit of the Spirit must be grown by the Holy Spirit in our lives. He is the one who does the work in us and produces His fruit.
So instead of trying extra hard to be good, we must instead focus on our relationship with God. We must spend time with Him in prayer and seek Him through His Word. As we grow closer to Him each day, He will work in us and develop love, joy, and peace. He will help us be more patient, kind, good, and meek, and we will have more self-control. We cannot put the cart before the horse as we teach these qualities to our children either. Teach your children how to pray, read the Bible with them, and always be talking about God and His truths.
Seek God, and His Spirit will produce its fruit. All we need to do is keep learning, growing, and depending on Him. I'm here to provide practical advice and Biblical encouragement so you'll have the confidence and perspective to not only inspire your students but reach their hearts as well. I am a teacher I teach the kids my church I really need help by teaching yes the holy spirt will guide but help me in prayers every day. I am Grace from Nigeria. Teaching is my ministry.
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The Secret to Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control: These traits are essential to the Christian life, and we need an extra dose of them in our parenting and teaching.