Galatians 5:22-23 tells us, "But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." These nine characteristics of a spirit-filled life aren't something we attain, but the way the Holy Spirit works in our lives when we truly surrender control.
Love never fails; Joy cometh; Peace rules; Patience waits; Kindness tenders; Goodness does; Faith fights; Gentleness bows; Self-control stops.
As we enter this new year of 2019, we have the opportunity every day to live "out of control". May we surrender to the control of the Holy Spirit and praise God for His enduring love, His grace and His gift of the Spirit-filled life.
Your Sister in Christ, Jan Pooley