Updated: Feb 8
Ladies, the Bible talks about running a race in the Christian vernacular, so using that same language, we know we need a solid character to train for our race. The Holy Spirit has given us the tools to build that solid character called spiritual gifts, talents, and the fruit of the Spirit (NKJV).
Let’s use those resources, gifts, and tools to build ourselves up for a tough race and a strong finish!
Women in the military have a long and rich history! Sometimes we believe we have unique
experiences that men typically do not have. As a Christian woman and Veteran, I would say a
specific time is the time of menstruation and childbearing for many women. In the Bible, God
created everything, including Adam and Eve, and he wonderfully fashioned them for each other.
Therefore women have always had distinct roles to play in life from men. Women, Psalm 139:13-
15 tells us that God fearfully and wonderfully made us.
While creating all things, God created one man, Adam, and from Adam, he took a rib to fashion
Eve. Read Genesis 2:7 and Genesis 2:21-22 then refer to an interesting article at Got Questions
Ministry for an in-depth understanding of the creation story https://www.gotquestions.org/oneless-
As we jump into the series of Spiritual gifts, we will cover a lot of ground together. For this study, your Bible is your compass so let it be your guide. I am excited to share this information so we can learn and grow together!
So, ladies, do you consistently add fruits to your diet? I am not talking about the occasional fresh
fruit you get when you go out to eat; I am not talking about can fruits. Most of us grew up hearing
fruits should be an essential part of our daily diet for various reasons. I am here to say we should
be consuming a different fruit as Christians. Let’s eat the fruit of the Holy Spirit, which will enrich
our spiritual diets in many ways. Enjoy the fruits!
I am looking forward to this series on the fruit of the Holy Spirit for many reasons, primarily because I believe it will be a valuable lesson for me and others! As Christians, we might forget to practice what we preach or show evidence that we obey the Holy Spirit. I want to learn as much as possible about the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, and how He is willing to lead all Christians through this walk called life that we have chosen by faith.
So, why do we need the fruit of the Holy Spirit? Have you ever felt terrific because someone told you a moment ago that you helped them tremendously by what you said or did for them? Moments later, someone approaches you to tell you, “you know, on Sunday, you hurt my feelings when you said this or that.” They leave you feeling like, what just happened here? The first thought should be not to move but to pause and pray for guidance on handling the situation(s).
Daily, our sinful nature or the flesh challenges us to live contrary to the Word of God. When the Holy Spirit is evident in the Christian’s life, we should exhibit the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Walk with us as we learn about and share the most desirable fruit of the Holy Spirit. Take note if you need to concentrate more on one fruit than another. Take steps to incorporate that fruit into your daily activity by meditating on the Word of God.
The article chosen to kick off this study is entitled: “What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit?” This article uses several scriptures, but the primary Scripture comes from Galatians 5:22-23. I also took the time to check out the posts about the fruit of the Holy Spirit written for 412 Teens.org and GoKids.org, the sites for teenagers and children. The writer(s) did an excellent job keeping all articles age-appropriate and closely aligned with the Word of God and the adult version of the written material.
Open your Bible, spend time with God, and explore His Word daily!
Question: “What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit?”
Answer: Galatians 5:22-23 tells us, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” The fruit of the Holy Spirit is the result of the Holy Spirit’s presence in the life of a Christian. The Bible makes it clear that everyone receives the Holy Spirit the moment he or she believes in Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14). One of the primary purposes of the Holy Spirit coming into a Christian’s life is to change that life. It is the Holy Spirit’s job to conform us to the image of Christ, making us more like Him.
What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit?