Sunday, May 20, 2018

Fruit of the Spirit #3 = PEACE

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Fruit of the Spirit #3 = PEACE
When we become a Christian, we are filled with the Holy Spirit and these "fruits" (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control) are the characteristics that overflow from us.  This does not mean that we automatically produce Spiritual fruit without effort - we are still sinners and fall short of the Glory of God.  However, this fruitful Spirit will become easier and be like a good habit after years of practice.
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Today we will concentrate on PEACE.

Where does inner peace come from?........our family?.........our friends?
Tranquility of the heart and spiritual harmony is based on forgiveness through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  We are at peace when our conscience is clear......when we know that we have been forgiven.

Have you ever been unable to sleep because your mind is racing through whatever hardship you might be facing?  Or maybe you stay awake at night with an emotional ache from something that you did or from something done to you.  These situations are the opposite of Peace - unrest, uproar, anxiety, turbulence and turmoil.

Our actions show what is in our heart:

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Our actions also show what is in our mind:
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There are two trains of thought - First that our emotions come from our thoughts and if we change our way of thinking then our emotions will change with that.  The second theory is that our emotions happen first and then our thoughts will follow.  I don't think either one of these are correct - I believe that our heart and mind are equal.  We must have Heavenly Peace  in both places (heart & mind) before our actions will change.  The verse below is so amazing - This "peace" from our heavenly Father protects our hearts and minds through His Son/our Savior Jesus.
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What will you do with your basket of Peace this week?

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