The fruit of the Spirit…JOY!

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.              Galatians 5:22-24

It occurred to me this week, that I have been blessed with all of the above.  Floating off the ground, smile on my face, all sense of exhaustion gone…and it’s contagious – my son, my husband, they too are calmer, more at peace, more joyful.  I would suggest that we can be sure we are on the right path,… have made the right decisions, have listened properly to God, when Galatians 5:22-24 sounds like it’s about you.  I can honestly say I have never experienced this fruit of the Spirit to such an intense degree.  I guess I have never listened quite so well!  It makes me wonder how overwhelming it would be to listen perfectly!

Listening to my life is paying off.  Doing what God has called me to, no matter how crazy it seems, is what works.



It is what bears the juiciest, sweetest fruit.  And it positively affects not just me and my relationship with God, but the lives of those around me too – especially my husband and son.

A short post…but I hope it is of value to someone else today.


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