But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
Jesus spoke these words in both these versus:
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulations. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
The times I experience the most peace are when I am spending alone time with Jesus; seeking Him, quietly listening, laying it all at His feet, soaking in and meditating on His words.
Peace and blessings, Tanya Phillips
Feel like you’re running a triathlon on roller skates this season? Why not help steady yourself with focusing on the gifts of the Fruit of the Spirit, one per day, each day until Christmas…
Over the course of the next nine days, weave the “fruit of the day” into your conversations with your family. If you have children/grandchildren, teach and talk to them about that fruit, and share together what that fruit looks like in your daily lives.
Looking up scripture together regarding the day’s fruit, can also be a great way for your family to dive in to His word together. Ask them to site examples of how Jesus beautifully displayed each day’s fruit for us.
Day 1 Fruit of the Spirit is “LOVE.”
Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
* New fruit will be posted each morning…
Pray daily for each member of your household.
Pray big, audacious Holy Spirit size prayers for each member. Pray for all of God’s protections, provisions, and blessings for each and every one of them. Pray and BELIEVE.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.