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A crippled man is healed through Peter and he tells the crowd, “You have put to death the author of life, but God has raised Him [so repent and receive His grace].” This is a metaphor for us, crippled and in need of His healing. Turn to His grace.
Jesus could have said he had the power to resurrect Lazarus, but he said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” What does it mean that Jesus IS THE Resurrection?
Words can hurt deeply and can heal beautifully. Gentleness or Meekness is power under control. Jesus had/has the power beyond the universe and his yoke is easy.
God is faithful. Even if we are faithless, He remains faithful. Maintain your allegiance with Him, trust Him
Everything that is good in your life comes from God. God IS good!
It isn’t really about being kind, it is about being transformed into kindness. The fruit of the spirit are Gods traits. They develop together. Put on Jesus yoke of kindness and be transformed.
Often out impatience is due to our table not matching up with Gods. Ultimately it could be a trust issue. Trust God, be patient. His timing is perfect.
The Apostle Paul gives us an action plan in Philippians 4 for what to do when peace is replaced with anxiety and how to cultivate an environment of peace.
Joy (Happiness) is such an important emotion for us. But it isn’t the source. God is the source, Joy is the fruit. Let your joy be free of circumstances and be filled from the Lord. “The world is poor because her fortune is buried in the sky and all her treasure maps are of earth.” –Calvin Miller
The fruits of the Spirit grow slow and steady if we Abide in the Lord. An short exploration in the primary fruit ,Love.
We need to keep in mind that we are earthly tents, temporary dwellings that will be packed up when we head home to Heaven. “So that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.” But what we do in this world echos into eternity.
Some times we focus too much on the material of this world when eternity lay before us. The rich farmer planned for his wealth, but he was wearing dead mans boots.