Paul didn’t muster up contentment out of the blue, instead, he learned to rest in the simple and profound truth that God is sufficient.
Before our behavior changes, our beliefs have to change because our actions always follow our beliefs.
By imagining myself in the story, I realize that I am the woman with the issue of blood in desperate need of healing, Peter the know-it-all, and the crowd who followed fickly.
If these nine characteristics are the fruit of the Spirit, the result of his presence and a natural outpouring of his character, that means you can’t pick and choose which ones you want.
Since the beginning of time, God has been after our hearts. Through generations of disobedience and avoidance and apathy, he’s still continued to passionately pursue us. Though we’ve wavered over and over and over again, he hasn’t given up on us.
I can love others right where I’m at. We all can’t be like Bob Goff, but we can all practice loving those around us.
Hannah was an amazing woman who held the things in her life loosely.
If you see something in someone else, even if it is buried deep within them, I encourage you to call it out today.
You have so much to offer the world, don’t wait or hoard your skills or passions, give them freely and watch how the Lord can move in and through you!
You can be an example to the next generation. Timothy was a faithful follower of Christ and was a great pastor, a way of life that all started with his mother and grandmother. Don’t underestimate the immense influence we can have in the lives of others!