Devotions for the SpiritDeveloping the Fruit of the Spirit
Developing Your Spirit
The development of the fruit of the Spirit (found in Galatians 5:22-23) is one of our primary objectives as Christians. And it is a pursuit that will satisfy you beyond your expectations and bring fulfillment to your life. The fruit is from the Spirit of God as we learn from Him through His word, the Bible. But it is also a development of our own spirit, and that’s what makes life worthwhile!
When Paul wrote about this fruit, he stated that “against such, there is no law” (Galatians 5:23). There is no limit from God for how much of this fruit you can produce. In fact, God wants us to abound in such growth because it will bring Him glory as we grow. So the only limit to the production of it comes from our own human frailties. But it’s not easy to develop these character traits. We need all the help we can get from each other. And that’s the reason for this blog.
Our goal at The Truth In Love is to help all of us get to Heaven. Please help us do that by prayerfully considering these devotional thoughts. And please help us fulfill our mission of bringing the message to as many people as possible to help more people develop through the Spirit.
There is no real secret to finding joy in bad situations. Here’s a simple way to find it.
Whether we are in a war or in pleasant times, we can have peace if we turn to the God of peace. Here are four powerful tips for finding peace of mind.
The life of a Christian is full of blessings, but one of our characteristics is that we are a benefit to others. This exciting idea should challenge us to greater daily growth!
From a worldly philosophy, peace is obtained by control of the environment. But Christians know that the source of peace in life is God Himself.
Growth in love ensures spiritual growth. It is a challenging focus God Himself exemplifies. To live life to the fullest, develop this quality!
Self-control is vital for spiritual development. How do we develop it? Here are practical steps you can take today to build a better life with self-control.
Everyone dies. Not everyone really lives. What does it take to have an impact on eternity? What makes your life worthwhile?
Dangers lurk in this dark world, and we need to face reality. People may harm us in many different ways. But it is also certain that God will help us through if we rely on Him in faith.
Have you ever found something or reached an important goal only to realize that it was not satisfying? That’s actually a message to you. Seek carefully.
All of the decisions we make have consequences. Consequences are inescapable. It’s time for us to stop dreading the consequences, stop merely accepting that they are there, and begin USING those consequences to improve our spirituality by improving our love for God and others around us.
I’ve been a preacher since June 1999 and I’ve seen a few things. That does not mean I am an expert. In fact, I still feel like this is an area of struggle. But through trial and error, and even by watching others, I’ve learned many things NOT to do. And I have also learned some things that we CAN do. If you want to be able to successfully serve and help a friend or family member who is grieving, start here.
Jesus came to rule over the earth as the Messiah and Satan made an offer he thought Jesus couldn’t refuse.
Satan tempted Jesus to jump from the temple pinnacle. Why did Satan choose this temptation? Why would Jesus be tempted to do it?
Why would it have been wrong for Jesus to turn stone to bread? It’s about character, and that’s decided by the things we tell ourselves. See what Jesus did.