John 16:33 – Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Galatians 5:22-23 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.
Now, the fruit of the spirit is not real fruit. It is spiritual fruit. If you have asked Jesus to be your Lord and Savior and to come into your heart , then you can produce the fruit. But, you can’t produce it by yourself. You need to ask God to help you have the fruit of the spirit. If you have the fruit of the spirit then you will be different from everyone else. A good different. People will see you are different because you will be kinder, gentler, more loving etc. Then they might say “Wow! She (or he) is so kind or gentle etc. I think I want to know his Jesus he talks about” See! You have a witnessing opportunity right there! To tell him or her about Jesus. BUT DON’T SHOW OFF THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT TO GET PRAISE! Jesus says in Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven. Don’t show the fruits of the spirit for your praise! Show them to people for God’s praise! You can show them by… Being kind to someone (kindness) , waiting in a long line without complaining (patience), not getting mad so easily (self-control), giving a hug (love), being cheerful all the time (joy), being a peace maker (not urging someone on to get mad at you) (peace), giving your sibling the last cookie (goodness), sharing your faith with others or having faith in God (faithfulness), and being gentle around little children ,and the elderly , and everyone (gentleness). These are some examples of what you could do to let your light so shine!
Even though the fruit of the spirit is spiritual fruit, you can still make the recipe listed below. Just remember every time you make this dish pray and ask God to help you have the fruits of the spirit. But, don’t just ask God to help you only when you make this dish ask him to help you everyday!
The Fruit Of The Spirit Fruit Salad
What you will need:
- 1 can of mandarin oranges or you can use regular oranges
- 1 can of fruit cocktail
- Cashews and pecans (optional)
(It does not matter how much of each fruit you put in the salad you decide!)
(If you want to add another fruit to your salad that’s fine!Just wash it and cut it into slices)
- Wash the blueberries and strawberries, peel the banana.
- Cut the strawberries and the bananas into slices and put them in the bowl with the blueberries.
- Open the can of fruit cocktail, then dump it into a strainer. Shake lightly until all the sugary syrup is out.
- Do the same thing with the mandarin oranges as instructed on step 3. If you are using regular oranges wash them and cut them into slices.
- Add the oranges and the fruit cocktail to the bowl.
- Combine all the fruit in the bowl. Then add pecans and cashews if desired.
- Chill in the freezer for ten minutes. Then enjoy!
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In my ‘Pray for snow’ post I told you about how the New England area is getting pounded with snow. You may think that’s cool getting snow and all, but lives have been lost and homes have been damaged. And more snow is coming! I just want you to pray for all the people who have lost loved ones or have had severe damage to their cars and their homes. Thanks!
Sorry, I am so late posting a happy valentines day post. We had a cheer competition on Valentines Day so I didn’t have the time to post anything. I am going to post a lesson on love tomorrow so this is like a ‘starter offer’ for that lesson! Anyways, I just wanted to say Happy Valentines Day to everyone. Tell someone you love them like your parents or your siblings. But especially tell Jesus you love him. Look at how many times God’s name and the word love is mentioned in these bible verses. The word love is mentioned 310 times in the bible. But in these 4 verses love is mentioned 7 times that is almost 2 times the bible verses I put! Love and God go together because love and God are mentioned in all the verses! To make that statement true it says in 1 John 4:8 God is love!
1 John 1:9 says We love Him because he first loved us.
1 John 3:16 also says We know what love is because Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.
1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love, does not know God, because God is love.
Mark 12:30-31 says And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Who is my neighbor? Your neighbor is the person standing right next to you. Your neighbor is one of your friends or someone who you have no clue who he or she is. Your neighbor is that person who is mean to you. Everyone is your neighbor. Jesus was saying love everyone!
My mom always says “If you can’t love your brother (or sister) who you have seen how can you love God who you have not seen.” Like the song goes ……………
O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, because he first loved me!
So, tell someone you love them, but especially tell Jesus you love him!
Happy Valentines Day! ❤ ❤ ❤
Have you heard about how the New England area is getting pounded with snow? When I say pounded I mean 1 foot of snow in a minute, roofs caving in, some people have died too! Some people really want snow, like me! (and if you say you hate snow you are really hating one of the things God made.) God made snow so wonderful. Have you ever heard the saying “No two snowflakes are alike?” well it’s true! Scientists have studied many snow flakes with their microscopes and all the snowflakes they examine seem to have a different size, and design! 2 years ago when we did not get any snow I was a little disappointed. But, my mama said “Maybe the Lord said no to snow this year because, what if someone did not have a home and it snowed on them?” I told her that that was a good reason. So, I waited and guess what? Last year we got 3 snowstorms!(a nice snowstorm 6 inches to be exact not 1 foot!) But God always answered our prayers. Like a song says…. “Sometimes God answers yes when I pray (clap clap). Sometimes God answers wait when I pray (clap clap). Sometimes God answers no, just because he loves me so. But I know God answers when I pray. It still has not snowed where I live but, I know God answered my prayer he either said wait or no. I will still love him if he does not bless us with snow though. But I would really like some snow! (:
I have seen many people do a Lately post, so I thought why don’t I do one too!
Our family has been sick this week (and last week too). So we need prayers of healing for our family.
The Patriots won Super Bowl 49! Personally I wanted the Seahawks to win, because people say the quarterback on that team is saved.
I am home schooled and I do all my schoolwork on http://www.allinonehomeschool.com it has all grade levels from preschool to high school! It has science, reading, math, social studies, history, music and art, P.E, writing, grammer, and it also has foreign language (for sixth grade and up)
Well, I guess that concludes my lately post. I hope and pray everyone is feeling good!