The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Jesus Said, “A tree is judged by its fruit.”
The fruit of the Spirit is a wonderful study for Christians at any level of spiritual maturity. For Fruit of the Spirit Friday you can write any post sharing what God is teaching you.
- What fruit did you learn, see, or teach this week?
- How do grow in your relationship with God?
- How can we let the Living Water flow through us?
- What is something that hinders fruit? How can we fix it?
- How do you abide?
- What fruits do you want or lack?
- How does the Bible define this fruit?
- How does God reveal this fruit to us?
- What is the evidence of this fruit in one’s life?
- Share an example of the presence of this fruit in someone’s life.
- How does fruit or lack of it in our life affect others? (spouse, children, friends)
- What can you do to express more of this fruit in your character?
God wants us to bring Him glory and honor. We do this by exhibiting the fruit of His Spirit from abiding in Him. I began this meme because I have personally experienced a deeper walk as a result of journaling as part of my personal Bible study. We all struggle with dying to self daily–we are commanded to share one another’s burdens–I’m hoping the meme will help others focus on God and grow spiritually growth.
Making a mental commitment to write on a fruit of the spirit each week should make you more aware of your spiritual walk and hopefully prompt you to examine the fruit in your life several times during the week. This type self examination is Biblical.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith;
prove your own selves;
know ye not your own selves,
how that Jesus Christ is in you.
2 Cor. 13:5
Praying about your spiritual condition, mulling it around, searching Scripture, and just deciding on a fruit of to write about will put your focus on God and spiritual growth. Journaling (or blogging) internalizes and personalizes the spiritual principles you are learning. Our gaol is not to be heard or gain approval from man — the purpose is to encourage each other and bring honor to God. We do this by Being the Branch
- Pray first for guidance and for others joining this meme.
- Examine fruit in your life daily. Don’t wait for Friday to think of a fruit.
- Watch for prompting from God’s Spirit during Bible study time, daily routines, etc during the week
- Keep a note pad to jot down verses or thoughts or keep thoughts in your blog entry in draft mode.
- Write about one fruit on Friday or about a person who exhibits fruit or answer the prompts abpve.
- Late post are completely acceptable–we’re all busy. Post whenever you can.
- Tag at least two people to do the same.
- Write as much or little as you feel led to write–one verse or one thought is participation.
- Share your link on the current Friday blog entry on this blog. (not your blog URL , but the link to the direct post–I will try to post my entry by Friday morning)
- Feel free to use the image above and link back to this page.
- If you don’t have a blog you can post your journaling in the comments section of the current Friday entry.
Remember fruit does not come from efforts (of legalistic rule-following) but grows naturally (out of trust).
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