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Sunday, October 29th, 2017Kristene DiMarco

Growing the Fruit of the Spirit


Hi, I’m Kristene DiMarco with Bethel Music and you’re watching God Today. I often get asked how do you maintain the gifts of the Holy Spirit in your life just in everyday occurrences and the truth is we have to remember that the fruit of the Holy Spirit is not mere human emotions.

These are not just fleeting feelings. Joy isn’t just a feeling, love isn’t just a feeling, peace is not just a feeling. These things are sometimes just choices that we make through a fruit of relationship with Jesus Christ and so, sometimes, I’ll be going about my business and the day and I’ll get distracted with the laundry and everything that needs to be done and I’ll get frustrated and I realize at that point I need to lean into Jesus because his Spirit has all the fruit that I need. It has the peace that I need, it has the patience that I need as a mother and I can’t expect these things to just be a feeling sometimes. They’re simply a choice and the choice is a lot easier when I remain close to the Lord and His grace is so present and so, let me pray for you.

God, we just asked for grace, grace upon grace, to remember to always lean into Your presence no matter where we are in our day, no matter what is going on in our day, that we would just lean into You and take hold of the fruit of the Spirit that is available to us. God, I thank you for all the patience that is available to us and all the joy that is available to us if we just lean into Your spirit, whether we’re doing laundry or dishes, God, we just choose to stay close to you. In Jesus’ name. Amen .

2 Responses to “Growing the Fruit of the Spirit”

  1. Amen! This is something I am determined to go for! Life can get frustrating, chores must be done, schedules have to be made and kept, and sometimes I feel as if there are not enough hours in the day to accomplishing everything. This leads to frustration and feelings I really do not want to have. My desire is to have peace in all situations and know that God will take me through the day. So Father, in Jesus Name I pray for the Fruit of the Holy Spirit in my life. I pray for the peace that only You can give in those trying circumstances that come up in the midst of trying to accomplish things that need to be done. Like a computer that suddenly will not work, like a printer that breaks down when I have a deadline to meet, like so many other things that life will bring… I thank You Holy Spirit for being there with Your Fruit and Your Gifts to see me through the day peacefully. Amen.

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