Karen Wilson is a very dear friend of mine on the internet who is deaf and has had many heartaches in her life… but knowing Karen as I do she would not want me to talk about her, but her wonderful Saviour. I asked her to submit something which I could post this week.
The Fruit of the Spirit — Karen Wilson
Dear Heavenly Father,
As I reach out to You today, help me to be fruitful.
May I show love today, especially to those who are not loving towards me.
May I show joy from You to others who are hurting inside. Help me to uplift and encourage that person!
May I rest in peace today, amidst a crazy world where wrong seems right and chaos rules. May others be calmed by Your peace in me.
May Your Spirit teach me long-suffering…and to rest in your perfect will for me. Remind me how your timing is always perfect in all circumstances.
May I be gentle and good to all I meet, so that they may see the gentleness and goodness of Christ through my life. And may they realize that it is only through Christ living in us, that the fruit of the Spirit can be revealed to others.
Give me the fruit of meekness, that I will not be easily provoked and that I will have a calm mind to face today’s challenges.
May I have the fruit of faith…to trust in You no matter what, and to rest in knowing that you have all the answers to my questions already worked out. Remind me that You were there in the past, You are here with me now, and You are already in the future, waiting for me there.
Finally, Lord, give me the fruit of temperance that I may live with moderation and self-restraint.
Lord, I pray all these things from my heart and for my life today, knowing that this is only possible when I release my will to Yours and allow Your Spirit to work in me. Amen
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”