THE LAST FRUIT

Kathy Larkman

Kathy Larkman, contributor of today’s blog post

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23.

Hi girls!
After travelling internationally three times in October, I am happy to stay on the ground for awhile! But I am not sure where the time is going…I was in Sainsburys the other day and everything is Christmas! Where did November go????

Well, actually it hasn’t gone just yet, because we have our Titus Bible Study, The Good life, coming up on Monday night, 26 November at 7:30 in the CBC Church Hall. I and my study buddy considered Titus 2:1-10 bible study along with the relevant cross references. It is comforting, challenging and thought provoking. I hope you will not miss the chance to do this study with your study buddy!

Studying about self control in this Titus context has really driven home to me the importance of humbly cooperating and obeying the Holy Spirit as I grow and mature- cuz’ I certainly can’t do it in my own strength! How about you?

It comes down once again to our heart. When we diminish the importance of this fruit of self-control and fill it instead with self -indulgence, self justification, and all the other “selfs” in any area of our lives(and there are lots of areas if you really think about it), God will give us what we want. And our hearts will begin to darken. But…God’s grace through His Holy Spirit is ever drawing us to Him;  to redirect and give us the desire for the “true good life” only found in Christ.

It doesn’t have to be gloomy because we are God’s girls! Instead, let’s pray for one another and be honest with one another where we lack self- control. As we grow together, we will grasp the freedom Christ gives us as we bear fruit for Him.

See you Monday!

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