(using SHE READS TRUTH – FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT STUDY found at (shereadstruth.com)
*remember you can download the FREE PRINTABLE STUDY SHEETS AND BOOKMARK/STUDYCARD found on DAY 1 of my posts)
Our Fruit today is LOVE.
What do you love?
Is it Blueberry pancakes? (Like Kaitlin ?). Maybe it’s Tombow markers, the ocean or Pit Bulls.
Getting more serious… who do you love? Your family, your friends…your kids.
I’ve said it before, I guess i can’t help but say it again today…one of my favorite definitions of love comes from Greg Boyd. (Pastor, Author, Speaker…former atheist) He says this…
“Love is ascribing worth to another at cost to oneself.”
This is what our God did for us in Jesus.
Love isn’t just a “feeling.” It is a sacrificial ACTION…over and over, without end.
Wow, THIS IS A REALLY BIG FRUIT!
I think it’s the ONE fruit that makes it extra clear, that we cannot produce this FRESH FRUIT without the Lord.
The purest freshest fruit of LOVE can only develop when the original “seed” is planted in our hearts to grow, and then watered daily by the Planter Himself. We have to go to the living water. If we don’t, our sinful nature, our fleshy selfish heart, will withold love and keep it for ourselves.
and if we don’t give it away, all we be for nothing.
Love is the answer to every question. It is what we yearn for the most, because we were born out of LOVE…created to LOVE.
There is so much to prayerfully study, process, and learn from the HUGE scripture references today.
I am breaking down this Day 2 into 2 parts.
Below is my first step…3 truths…though I just couldn’t condense all of these passages to 3. I typically use this breakdown (3 truths) for only one verse. (FEEL FREE TO PICK JUST ONE TO USE THE 3,2,1 METHOD OF STUDY) Refer to printable study card.
Please post your thoughts, questions, and pearls the Holy Spirit speaks to YOUR heart in the comments below!
May all the things we LOVE remind us of THE LOVE OF OUR CREATOR.❤