Tag: Fruits of the Spirit

  • God Invites Us into His Happiness

    God Invites Us into His Happiness

    Author Randy Alcorn believes happiness has gotten a bad rap from Christians because it is somehow unspiritual. But is not God a happy God? From Eternal Perspectives Ministries………. https://www.epm.org/blog/2022/Nov/21/invites-happiness

  • Finding Contentment

    Finding Contentment

    There is a reason that the Apostle Paul said that “contentment with godliness is great gain.” From Richard E Simmons III………….. https://richardesimmons3.com/finding-contentment/

  • Pay Attention to God’s Abundant Gifts – – – Dallas Willard

    Pay Attention to God’s Abundant Gifts – – – Dallas Willard

    Pay attention to God’s abundant gifts It is God’s intention that our lives should be a seamless manifestation of the fruit of the Spirit: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22–23). He has made abundant provision for His indwelling our lives in the here and now. Appropriate attention to the […]

  • What It Takes to be a Great Follower

    What It Takes to be a Great Follower

    I simply love this! Since most of us are followers rather than leaders, I think everyone can appreciate this little devotional. From OpentheBible.org………. https://openthebible.org/open-the-bible-daily/what-it-takes-to-be-a-great-follower/?s=09

  • Stop the Spread of Infectious Anger

    Stop the Spread of Infectious Anger

    Wow, are people angry these days. And it seems like Christians are just as sinfully angry as everyone else! This should not be. A helpful and convicting article from Crossway.org………. https://www.crossway.org/articles/stop-the-spread-of-infectious-anger/

  • 7 Tips For Becoming a Better Encourager

    7 Tips For Becoming a Better Encourager

    A big part of this blog, and my other blog at https:averagechristiannet.net is to encourage others. Thus, I was drawn to this article, and appreciate insights. From CoreChristianity.com………. https://corechristianity.com/resource-library/articles/7-tips-for-becoming-a-better-encourager/

  • How to Be A Leader In A Crowded Space – UNCOMMEN

    How to Be A Leader In A Crowded Space – UNCOMMEN

    Even if you as a man are not designated as a leader in your church or business, still each one of us can function as a biblical leader in some capacity in our daily lives. Here is a helpful overview of what the Bible had to say about godly leadership. From UNCOMMEN.org………….. https://www.uncommen.org/how-to-be-a-leader/

  • Critique Gently, Encourage Fiercely

    Critique Gently, Encourage Fiercely

    This is a really thoughtful article from pastor and author Scott Sauls. While it admonishes believers to be gracious and encouraging in all of our interactions, it states that one of the reasons to be this way ( besides the exhortations and commands of Jesus! ), is because everyone is fighting inner battles and a […]

  • Let’s Study the Beatitudes! Part 10, Our Response to What We Have Learned

    Let’s Study the Beatitudes! Part 10, Our Response to What We Have Learned

    This is the wrap-up to this fine series of articles on the Beatitudes. “We are to remember what to expect, we are to remember how to respond and we are to remember our purpose and function in the world. So, be salty and shine!” From PlaceforTruth.org………………………. https://www.placefortruth.org/blog/lets-study-the-beatitudes-part-10-our-response

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control

    The Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control

    This is yet another article in an ongoing series on the fruits of the Spirit. In this case, the topic is on self-control, which I use as a basic definition for any mature adult. But for the believer, self-control applies not just in major decisions and experiences ( e.g. “OK, I won’t kill my boss […]