Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. – Drake
So now it’s actually time to start moving forward in faith and start making the Christian Character, ‘fruit of the spirit’ yours and increasing those traits that we already posses a measure of. If you’re like me you live by list, appointment at 0930, Check, grocery store for milk, Check, check the oil in wife’s car, Check. And that is how we tend to read the list Peter gives us and the other list of the ‘fruit of the spirit’ found in scripture but Peter wants us to look at this not as a task list, ‘Bucket List” of ‘Five year goal’ he makes it clear that whatever virtues, fruit, Christian Character Traits we already have need to be increasing!
Ask yourself this ‘Do I Love already?’ chances are you said ‘Yes’, now ask yourself this question “Do I Love ENOUGH already?’…Do I have ENOUGH faith?
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Do I have enough Galatians 5:22, Ephesians 4:32, 2 Cor. 8:21, Thess. 5: 18, Matthew 10:8, 1 Peter 3:8, Philippians 2:4, Romans 8:25; 28, John 14:14, Romans 12:10, Mt. 18:2-4, Colossians 3:2, 1 Timothy 4:7, Galatians 6:9, James 4:6
Character is a journey, not a destination. – William J. Clinton
Father we are each at a different point in the journey of our continuing sanctification and we each one need your wisdom to deal with the issues of character in lives. Lord give us each the faith to be honest with ourselves about the areas in our lives that need dealt with now. Teach us to deal with the areas of our lives that don’t bring glory and honor to you.
We pray this in the Name of Your Son Jesus, Amen