Fruits mean the world to me, not only because I love them as a part of my daily meals but because they also set an example for the world to see who you are.  

So today, I want to discuss the most important fruits that we live by every day.  These are the fruits of our spirit.  There are nine of them.  According to Galatians 5:22-33, they are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  All of these contribute to how we handle our day-to-day situations.  If we put our best foot forward in these areas, we will continue to enjoy our best and most beautifulife.

There is a time to ripen, weed out the bad, and continue to water to grow physical fruit.  So it is with the fruits of our spirit, and below is an example of how you can.

Love - Keep your arms and mind open to love everyone, not just those you know.

Joy - Regardless of what is happening around you, continue to smile and shine.

Peace - Take a deep breath and always remember to rest in, knowing that all will be well.

Patience - Step back in every moment to understand and appreciate the outcome.

Kindness - Extend a helping and encouraging hand to others, and you will have a whole heart.

Goodness - The quality of your character and conduct will light a path for others to follow.

Faithfulness - Be committed to what you believe in and live by it every single day.

Gentleness - There is a way to deliver a good message. Being humble makes it even better. 

Self Control - Master the art of what you say, when you say it and how you handle things.  You and the world will be a better place because of it. 

If we put the importance of these words at the forefront of our lives every day, we would see not only our lives continue to be better, but the lives of others as well.

My affirmation for you this week is:

"I am making the fruits of my spirit a priority in all that I do, say, and am today!"


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