Becoming Awakened Part 2

Becoming Awakened Part 2

By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.
Galatians 5: 22-23

Greetings of Grace and Peace,

In last week’s post, I spoke about becoming more awake, more conscious in our daily living.  I offered questions reflecting on the above mentioned scripture as a way to help you think about the most prevalent fruit in your life.  This week I offer a set of questions on the same scripture to help you become aware of the most challenging fruit to cultivate in your life.

  • Which fruit of the spirit is the most difficult for you?
  • What holds you back from embracing it completely?
  • Has someone told you that you didn’t have that quality?
  • Did someone tell you that acting a certain way might make you appear weak or sappy?
  • Is there a part of you that might believe what someone else told you, even if it is a lie?
  • Who in your life models the fruit that challenges you the most?  Could you speak with them about how they cultivated the fruit?  Was it always easy for them or did they have to pray, trust, or nurture it in some other way?
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. (Ephesians 1: 17-19)

In Christ’s Light and Love,

Pastor Pat