Rev. Sarina Odden Meyer
Fruits of the Spirit
Grace and peace to you through our Saviour, Jesus Christ!
One of the common messages of the Bible is that God does not change no matter how much changes around us. In the midst of all aspects of our lives, staying rooted in Christ is our saving grace. In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he writes about the fruits of the Spirit. Just like God’s constancy, these fruits of the Spirit are constants that root us in Jesus. Here they are:
“The fruit of the Spirit is
There is no law against such things.” - Galatians 5:22-23
I encourage you to take this list to God in prayer each day, lifting up one word at a time and receiving God’s grace for you. I also commend to you these wise words from Young Clergy Women International about life rooted in the fruits of the Spirit: “What happens when we live God’s way? God brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshall and direct our energies wisely.”
Go in peace and serve God,