28 Jun Around, Inside & Out
This past Gathering, Kardia’s intern Jaelin spoke a sermon titled, “Message from the Mountain top.” This message was about having God’s presence around, inside, and coming outside of us. As believers we have God’s presence around us all the time because He is always with us. As we continue to read our bibles and pray we begin to get His character inside of us making us become better people for the kingdom of God. Knowing this, we have the Holy Spirit who will produce His fruits out of us so we can be God’s presence to people who do not know it, and have never seen it.
We see God’s characteristics produced by the fruits of the Spirit through Love: Galatians 5:22-23.
Joy= Love’s Strength (Nehemiah 8:10)
Peace= Love’s Direction (Matthew 10:13/ Mark 5:34/ Luke 10:5)
Patience/ Long-Suffering = Love’s Endurance (Acts 26:3)
Kindness/ Meekness= Love’s Employer/ Means of use (Romans 11:22)/ (Matthew 5:5)
Goodness= Love’s Nature (Genesis 1: 10/ 12/ 18/ 25/ 31)
Faithfulness= Love’s Confidence (Mark 11:22-24)
Gentleness= Love’s Conduct (1 Corinthians 4:12)
Self-Control= Love’s Restraint (Acts 24:25)
Practicing the Way
Our challenge to you is to take one of these characteristics a day and study the verses presented, and apply them to your everyday life. Do this whenever you have your devotional time, read one of the passages, pray that God gives you an opportunity to share what you have learned, or experienced. For example, as you read about joy and meditate on this characteristic – think about how you will choose joy that day? What can you do to someone to bring them joy? What are some of the joy spots in your every day life? We are desiring you to use these steps as a way to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the areas of your life that are most common. May we be a community of Jesus followers that see these fruits in our everyday life!