Be Patient and Kind - June 8, 2016

Is there anything in your life that needs to be removed? Any impediment to the impressions of God’s Spirit? Scripture reminds us that we can grieve the Spirit with our angry words. We can even quench the Spirit by having no regard for God’s teachings. (Ephesians 4:29-30)

Here is something that helps me stay in step with the Spirit. We know from Galatians 5:22-23 that the “fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” God’s Spirit creates and distributes these characteristics. They are indicators on my spiritual dashboard. So whenever I sense them, I know I’m walking in the Spirit.

Don’t sense any nudging? Just be patient and wait. God instills seasons of silence in his plan. Time is needed for the development of a crop. Wait for him to nudge and direct you.

From God is With You Every Day