But the Fruit of the Spirit is . . .

Galatians 5:22,23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

I admit that I have a hard time letting go and letting God have complete control of my life. I like being in charge of my life and my surroundings. I feel safer when I’m in control; when I get to pick and choose this and that. Yet, because of the way I’m geared, I cause a total train wreck for myself as well as those around me. Before I realize it, anger and depression and fear, and anxiety are in complete control. Love, joy, and peace are nowhere to be found. No matter how much I pray and moan and groan.

I’ve come to the conclusion that for me to be truly happy and joyful, I have to move out of the way. I have to become less so that the Holy Spirit can become more. So that I can know real love and joy, and peace. So that I can be more patient, kind, good, faithful, and gentle. So that I can have self-control.

It’s not easy to nail my flesh to the cross. It hurts. It’s humiliating. It’s totally not me. But, I’m working on it piece by piece, day by day.

I hope you enjoy my creations and that they will help you remember and to practice living by the fruit of the Spirit. And because we can’t do that in our own strength, God will help us.

My creations are free for your own personal use. All I ask is that you don’t sell them. Thanks!

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