Recently, I was under a ministration and the preacher shared how he came to the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ by just observing his wife. He said there was something about her; She was more loving. She was more forgiving. She was more tolerant. She was more at peace. She was more fearless. She was more submissive. She was more joyful regardless of the situation around. She was more hopeful. She was more encouraging. She was more caring. She was more generous. In every ramification she was better…and he just knew there was something about her. That was how the journey began for him… Just because he met her.
After that ministration, I asked myself a question I will like every person who comes across this article by chance to ask themselves. Whose life is changing for the better just because they met you? If you are married, can your husband or wife yearn to know God more just because of the way you live your life? If you have kids, do they want to serve God and humanity just because of the way you live your life? If you have co-workers or friends, do they think there is something positively different about you? Is there anyone willing to live a better life just because they met you?
22 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Amp) Gal 5
8 Finally, [a]believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]. (Amp) Phil 4
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