12 Days of Christmas: ‘Day 9’

Nine Ladies Dancing:

This points to the 9 Fruits of the Spirit.  They can be found at Galatians 5:22-23.  But here they are listed below for you.

 

Love

Joy

Peace

Patience

Kindness

Goodness

Faithfulness

Gentleness

Self-control

 

Wow, when I take a close look at each of those items and ask myself (honestly) if I’m exhibiting ALL of them on an average day…disappointment usually surfaces.  Why?  Not because I’m a horrible person.  Not because I’m not really a believer.  And not because this is impossible to achieve.  It’s when I am not making a mindful effort to order my day by the guidance of the Holy Spirit that results in these nine characteristics not showing in me.

This Christmas season may you invite God’s Spirit to dwell in you and guide you…so that others might see these fruits in your life.  As a result, may those around you be exposed to God’s character, love, and grace.

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