July 9, 2021

Fruit of the Spirit

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Psalm 103:8
Psalm 103 is a wonderful expression not only of God's abilities, but also of how God relates to us. It is a psalm of healing, love, and forgiveness. God does not relate to us in one way only, but in whatever way is needed. God gives us gifts according to our circumstances.

Watchman Nee said that "God has given us his Holy Spirit, and when love is needed the fruit of the Spirit is love; when joy is needed the fruit of the Spirit is joy. It is always true. It does not matter what your personal deficiency, or whether it is a hundred and one different things, God has one sufficient answer—his Son Jesus Christ, and he is the answer to every human need."
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. 
 Galatians 5:22-23
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
I do not know what this day will bring, Lord, but I trust you to meet me at the point of my need.
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.
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