Today is day 16 of the #31DaystoWrite challenge, the NaBloPoMo challenge for October and the Ultimate Blog challenge – all of which I am participating. Today I want to continue my Scriptures of Faith series. The passage today may be found in Galatians 5. It is most commonly known as the Fruits of the Spirit. These verses tell us what are the Fruits of the Spirit. Several years ago I had the privilege of being the Missionette leader at the church we were attending at the time for my daughter and some other young ladies. The “Fruits of the Spirit” badge was one of my favorite ones we worked on while I was a leader. These verses tell us what characteristics or traits we should focus on in our lives. One of these fruits is faith. When we rely on our faith, we are strengthened by the power and protection of God. He wants us to rely on Him rather than ourselves. Man is fallible but God is not. Man sins, but God does not. Man falls and stumbles, but God does not. So which is the better one to rely on? As Joshua states in
Joshua 24:15King James Version (KJV)
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
I would prefer to serve our mighty God than to rely on my self.
So what is going on in your corner of the world today? I would love to hear from you.