Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Heart~New Spirit

Imagine how different our relationships would be if we were always people of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control!

The fruit of the Spirit is a PORTRAIT of Christ.

 The fruit of the Spirit is about inner CHARACTER, not outward CONFORMITY.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws”
Ezekiel 36:26-27
How is the fruit of the Spirit developed?
The fruit of the Spirit is SUPERNATURAL in origin.  There is a contrast between the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit. “Works” puts the emphasis on human endeavor; “fruit” puts the emphasis on divine empowerment.

The fruit of the Spirit is CONDITIONAL in growth.

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life

Galatians 6:7-8

 The fruit of the Spirit is GRADUAL in maturity.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers
Galatians 6:9-10

~Today's Inspiration~
Taken from a sermon by:
Jonathan McLeod
Forest Hills Fellowship Baptist Church
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Until Next Time
Dear Lord,
Strengthen my inner character so I may
stand against conforming to the world.




  1. An excellent lesson for us this morning! Thank you, Mary!

  2. Oh, used those two dreaded words....SELF CONTROL!!! God's already spoken those words to me once this it means I've gotta really LISTEN!!! ;-) Thanks, sweet Lady for obeying HIS prompting and posting TRUTH....even if it does prick my heart!!! Happy Thursday!

  3. Amen....wise words...I pray that I will be a blessing wherever I go.

    Thanks, Mary!

  4. Amen, Mary! I love your photos!


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