The Gift of the Spirit is Patience

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.

 

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
1 Thessalonians 5:14

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  • Do you have some difficult people in your life? This verse tells us exactly how we need to act toward them. How are we to treat them?
  • It can be so hard to be patient, but we are examples of Christ on earth. When we show our love through our patience we teach others about Him. Is there someone you can think of that you need to be more patient with?

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. This is actually a piece of one of my new year’s resolutions. Ok – I know it isn’t January. But, it is the beginning of a new school year and I’m trying to get into some new habits. Here it is…No more rushing. Be deliberate about what you are doing. Be present where you are and stop thinking about what’s next. If I am real and in the moment it makes it so much easier to be patient. This will take a lot of prayer, as this is not natural for me. I’m always in a hurry. But, I quit!  I’m asking the spirit to help me be patient with myself and others. Want to join me for the journey?

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First Day

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First Day of School!

  • My kids are starting school today! Please pray for all the children in this country to find The One True and Living God and His Son.
  • Pray for God’s hand to touch each student and each teacher.
  • Pray that no lies or deceptions will be taught. And if there are lies, that  God would give our children wisdom and discernment to recognize them.
  • Pray for our kids to be wise and bold and stand on the Rock. Pray that they are not moved or shaken and are willing to speak the truth in love.
  • Pray for the believing teachers and administrators  not to be intimidated by our culture and to be protected from persecution.
  • Pray for the Christian parents everywhere to have wisdom to teach their children to love the Lord and serve Him.
  • Pray for every hand that touches the lives of our children…bus drivers, janitors, teacher aides, secretaries and the list goes on and on…

LOVE!!!!!!! Share God’s love with someone today and say a prayer for the lives of those you come in contact with.

I’m praying for you

Peace to Those Near and Far

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Ephesians 2:11-22

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  • As Paul wrote to the Ephesian Church he noted what separated them (Gentiles) from the Jewish nation. Make a list of their (and your) state without Christ.
  • How did they and you gain relationship with God?
  • “Christ himself is our ______________.” v. 14
  • Make a list of What Christ destroyed.
  • Christ came and preached his message both near and far. Write His message in large letters.
  • Make another list of what you now have access to in Christ.
  • Rewrite v.22 changing it to first person.

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Do you Choose His Peace

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Romans 8:5-11

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  • Those who follow their sinful nature set their minds on what desires?
  • When you choose to live according to the Spirit you set your mind on what the Spirit desires. Look back to Galatians 5:22,23 and record what traits the Spirit desires.
  • Mind of a sinful man =
  • Mind controlled by the Spirit =
  • Paraphrase Romans 8:10,11 using the first person

What do you choose?

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Peace and Love Poured Out

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Romans 5:1-5

“Therefore since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”
Romans 5:1b

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  • Alone we stand before God unworthy and unable to have a relationship with Him. Romans 5:1 explains that you have been justified through what act?
  • Faith in Christ then enables us to have what gift?
  • Because of this faith you have gained access to what state?
  • You stand (an action word) in His grace and peace. Knowing this, even in your sufferings you can
    depend on God’s peace. Rewrite Romans 5:34 using this example…

    Suffering = perseverance
    perseverance =

  • Why does Hope in Christ bring no disappointment (v. 5)?

You always have hope and the Love of God POURED into you through His Spirit!
Soak it up and drink it in…then live today remembering the power of that precious gift!!!!!!

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Take Heart…His Peace is Yours

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
John 16:25-33

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.”
John 16:33

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  • Jesus never said that life would be easy!  But in this passage He promises that no matter what you confront in life, in Him you can have what spiritual gift?
  • Paraphrase the passage from John 16:29-33 (Read the Message for a unique perspective)
  • How has this passage moved you…

Remember – In Him you can have peace!

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The Gift of the Spirit is Peace

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
John 14:25-27


“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” – Jesus
John 14:27

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  • Who is the “Helper” (Counselor)?
  • What does Jesus tell you that the Spirit will do in your life?
  • What does Jesus promise to leave you?
  • Are you ever fearful? Jesus gives us a firm instruction in John 14:27b. Write it down! Underline it! Circle it! Live it!
  • Jesus show’s us here that His spirit of peace can overcome fear. What do you need to put in His hands today as you accept His gift of peace?

 

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