Today’s topic comes from the physical season we are in now which is Spring here in the US. This is the season you will find many people who garden out prepping and planting various items in their gardens. However, for a moment, what are you planting or planning to plant in your spiritual life and heart this season?
I was reading yesterday’s daily devotion from Our Daily Bread, BTW – anyone get behind with your reading like me or jump ahead sometimes, and, the topic was “Acts of Kindness.” Kindness, as a fruit of the spirit, is a powerful context in which to genuinely speak to others about the Lord…for “one act of kindness may teach more about the love of God than many sermons!”
All of the fruit of the spirit can be found in Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
(Since I live in FL, I have an advantage now that I may plant all times of year…and, that’s what I plan to do spiritually as well)! JOIN ME!
See you at the spiritual farmer’s market or as I have learned from The Daniel Plan teachings, which I will share in the future, see you at the FARM-ACY (food as medicine) pun on PHARM-ACY!
* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
* If you plant hard work, you will reap success
* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later. Think about this for 5 minutes today.
SOME ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY:
Cast Your Cares on the Lord
Psalm 55…21His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords. 22Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. 23But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.
1 Peter 5…6Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Lord, help me to love with both words and deeds, to reach out to others and meet their needs; Lord, burden my heart for those lost in sin, with mercy and love that flows from within…Fitzhugh
Love, Joy and Peace,
Debra J. Ellis
Reminder AND/OR for those of you just joining us: The purpose of Fast Wednesdays is to draw near to God on this specific day of the week fasting and praying in whatever manner the Holy Spirit is leading you as sisters (and some brothers) in Christ…some have fasted from social media, coffee, or observed a traditional fast with no eating from sunrise to sunset with only liquids for the day, no deserts, etc. I know many of us, for various reasons, participate every week but in different manners. This has still been beneficial and the blog continues to grow!
The key ingredient is that we are doing this together as sisters, of all ages, in the Lord, both chronologically and spiritually in accordance to: A God-Filled Life Titus 2:3-5 “Guide older women into lives of reverence so they end up as neither gossips nor drunks, but models of goodness. By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives. We don’t want anyone looking down on God’s Message because of their behavior.” Note: Please share Fast Wednesdays with your friends and/or send me names to add to the distribution list. For now, I will post in three places: email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Facebook (Debra Fuller Ellis) and blog in Word Press: https://fastwednesdays.wordpress.com/