Fruit of The Spirit!
At my church we hold our children’s ministry on Wednedsay nights. We call it Family Faith Night. We have a meal together, then hold adult bible studies, children's Sunday school, & confirmation, all simultaneously. It's a fun and busy night!
Each year, we give fruit of the spirit awards to the children. The teachers pray over which of God’s fruit shines brightest in each child. It’s a beautiful thing and the kids get super excited. It’s a BIG deal.
Our childrens ministry leader, our talented and amazing pastors wife, give awards to the teachers.
This year I received the fruit of Joy. This is my 10th year teaching and the first time I received Joy. I was totally surprised.
It humbled me to know someone saw the joy of the Lord in me.
It got me thinking about how important words of affirmation are. It is a confidence boost. Confidence that comes from God’s faithfulness.
If you see God's fruit of the spirit in someone, I encourage you to tell them. It might be just what they need that day!
Galatians 5:22-23 – But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
God give us all these fruits, some days one shines more brightly than another. Walk in confidence knowing those are fruits given to you by a loving God!