Lately, I've been praying for the fruit of the Spirit in my life: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Self-Control. In the past I've thought of these characteristics as important in my struggle against a "sinful" world - traits of opposition against negative forces.

But, if they are truly characteristics of the Spirit of God, then they have been true of God from before the creation of the world - They are not in response to sin, but part of God's essence - what makes God glorious. I like where this takes me...
Aletheia
5/17/2010 01:21:36 am

I like this--kindof reminds me of what out Pastor said in church yesterday: you can't just hate the weeds, you also have to love the flowers.

Love you.

jessica joy
6/4/2010 12:42:54 am

that's a GREAT thought. thanks.


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