What Other People Want

“Live by the Spirit.” What exactly does that mean? Whenever we are asked to do something generally the first thing we want to know is, “to what benefit is that to me?” If in fact this is our first thought we are immediately thinking “in the flesh.” Already we are contradicting who we say that we are in the Spirit. The “What’s in it for me?” is a natural response but we are not called to live the natural life, but rather a supernatural one attributed by a force beyond a natural understanding. Life in the Spirit is not about wanting what other people have but rather having what other people want.

By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. Gal. 5:16-24

9th Day Of Christmas

Nine_Ladies_Dancing_by_ManaXtreme Dance is an art, an expression of creative skill and imagination. It often involves rhythmic movement of the body to music, such as with Ballet, African and Folk, but can also be expressed without instrumental sound such as Step Dance or when telling a story. What better way to communicate the nine fruits of the spirit than with the art of nine ladies dancing? The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23), all attributes that don’t always come so easily except through the Holy Spirit. Thus, may the fruit of the Holy Spirit be an art expressed among each of us this year.

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By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. Galatians 5:22-23