The Fruit of the Spirit - Love
The fruit of the Spirit is mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. One spiritual fruit with nine different revelations or parts. When one accepts Jesus Christ, He enters the heart and bears this fruit (that the Father delights in) by the power of the Holy Spirit.  I think of it like this... Imagine if you will, a garden. And all fruitful trees are planted by Him. He constantly roams this garden seeking His fruit at an appointed time. When He comes upon a tree that bears no fruit, He draws a sword commanding it to be hewn down and cast into the fire... But then Jesus steps in and says "Not yet... let me water it with the Word, nourish it with the Holy Spirit, tending it with love and grace. And if it does not bear fruit within my appointed time...then cut it down and cast it into the fire." And the Father nods in agreement appointing a time of grace by the Son through the Spirit.

Galatians 5
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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Members, pray for her please...
I have no idea who you are, pencilscribble, but the things you are saying about myself and my community are slanderous. I really hate it that you disabled me from commenting...not a very CHRISTLIKE thing to do. I just wanted to tell you why I rejected you from joining--when people have new/ or no journals it's not safe (spam wise) to allow into a community. You could have commented to my personal journal if you wondered why you didn't have to go and begin drama in your journal and then not allow me to defend myself.

Members, please pray for pencilscribble, that the Lord might lighten her heart.

For j0yful_melody
God's Winter Wonderland
I just found out that it's j0yful_melody's birthday sooo I hope this is allowed

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Books In Heaven
How does God know what we have done? God is omnipotent, thus all knowing. Heaven also has numerous books (perhaps scrolls) with information recorded in heavenly records. There are at least five different types of books in heaven that record information about those living on Earth.
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I Give Up
Psalm 51
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

There is a humility of heart and brokenness of spirit that cries out in desperation...  

Lord, I give up. I can't do this. But I know that all things become possible with you, by the love of Christ, as revealed by your precious Spirit. I know that you are faithful, plenteous in mercy, full of compassion, and slow to anger as your word proclaims you to be. You've revealed that you don't feed the guilty... you feed the hungry. You don't help those that help themselves... you help the helpless. Please help me now to follow you because I don't know how. I can do nothing of my own strength. I cannot even trust my own understanding nor do I know my own heart... but you do. Please help me to surrender all to your Spirit. You will have to help me because I can't on my own no matter how hard or how long I try. Lord, help me to trust you, I am in your hands... do with me whatever you will. Teach me to repent and worship you in Spirit and in Truth. Help me to discern your presence, and your me to understand the language that you speak. If you will be with me and help me to bear it, I want to know the Truth and I want to share your heart. If there be anything in me that would grieve your Spirit or cause you pain take it out of me. Tear it from if you have to, I give you permission. Take those things out of me and kill them, I don't need them. I need you. Dearest Jesus, please help me...

Psalm 51
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

May the Spirit of the Lord be with you.

Community Notice! Please read!
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Hello Everyone,
   Our beloved Laurie is having some personal issues to deal with right now.  I'm not sure when she will be back, but until then I am asking for your prayers and support for her through this difficult time.

Thank-you, so much!

How to find God

Beth Moore series~Growing your faith~
This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth...
for then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.
Joshua 1:8

Is it working? Your belief system? Is it really working? God's intention all along has been for His children to succeed. So I ask you, is your Christian life feeling successful? Are you achieving and experiencing what Scripture says you would?
God stated unapologetically that conditions exist under which "you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do".
But the only way we are going to impact our generation is to prove that our faith in Christ is real and that it works.
For countless Christians, I'm convinced it's real.
My concern is whether or not we have the fruit to suggest it works.

Beth Moore series~Growing your faith~
In every situation take the shield of faith...and the sword of the spirit, which is God's word.
Ephesians 6:16-17

This book is about developing an action verb faith. It's about getting out there where we can feel the wind of God's Spirit blowing on their faces. It's about learning that we don't have to put down the Sword of the Spirit (the word of God) to raise up the Shield of Faith.

The way I see it, that's why God gave us two hands. If we want to live abundantly, we must pick up both.To pick up the Sword of the Spirit without the Shield of Faith is to shrivel and dry up in the desert of legalism, to pick up the Shield of Faith without the Sword of the Spirit is to try walking on quicksand.

Aunt Mary Update
Holy Bible
I asked for prayers

My aunt Mary can't talk but other than that she's fine. She had her esophagus stretched

Thank you God and thank you All


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