Fruit of the Spirit

CEO Commentary by Jan McDonald

When I asked God what He wanted me to do for quiet time in 2017, He answered, “The Fruit of the Spirit.”  Great idea! I could do one a month and that would give me 6 months of study.  By then I would ask for another idea…until Dennis said, “There are 9 Fruits.” Okay, a Bible scholar, I am not.634265f9b34d79b0602c2a6746903388

Then, God asked me to start a Facebook group to see who else wanted to do that. After some foot-dragging and complaining, I obeyed. So far there are 39 in the “Fruit Group” and yes, you can join,  just ask me on Facebook.

Here is one of the posts:

Psalm 107:8 “Let us give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds to mankind.”

I tend to go to verses that tell me how to live and love. Loving like God, sometimes feels like an impossibility to me, or at least the enemy likes to make me feel like I fall short. So, instead of focusing on the how to love like God today, I needed a reminder of what His love looks like.

AND His love never fails. Romans 8:38-39 tells me that nothing can separate me from His love. God loves me no matter what I’ve done, what I will do today and what I may do in the future.

No matter what the enemy brings up from my past that makes me feel worthless, not enough or unloved, I can bank on the fact that those ideas are not true about me. Sure, maybe a human doesn’t love or care for me (and that may just be my perception), but God always loves me.b05c832577702db402865a6a20ad51b9

God’s love never fails.  It never runs out. God’s love is not based on conditions. God’s love has no limits. God’s love is eternal.
God’s love is an awesome thing to ponder.

What a great way to begin 2017—by pondering God’s love!

Blessings on your 2017,

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Jan McDonald, CEO


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