When my kids weren’t cooperating, I discovered something that actually worked, which was the absolute best for both them and me!
The parable in John 15 can seem a bit abstract. Jesus is the vine, we are the branches, and God is the vinedresser. What does this all mean?
Clue: The answer lies in the word “Spirit …”
What are the motives and results of our love? Suffocating egotism or life-giving selflessness?
“Longsuffering” is perhaps not a common word in everyday vocabulary, but it is a fruit of the Spirit, the result of an inner cleansing process.
The fruit of the Spirit is the divine nature (love, longsuffering, goodness, etc.) that becomes my nature when I die to sin.
These virtues are noble fruits of the Spirit. The Bible is full of people who possessed and practiced them – examples for us to follow!
When I saw another mother clearly exasperated with her kids, I couldn’t help but sympathize … yet, there is a better way!
Meekness is often misunderstood, yet Jesus says that we must learn meekness from Him, and the meek will inherit the earth …
Jesus was meek and lowly of heart, yet He drove the money changers out of the temple with a zeal and righteous anger. So what does it actually mean to be meek?