Day 1: Read Psalm 23:6. This Psalm contains two promises. One is for now and the other is for later. How does the "for now" promise make you feel about the "for later promise?"
Day 2: Read Romans 15:14. Paul explains one important, expected quality of goodness. What is it? How do you see our church meeting up to that expectation? How does your participation add to our realization of that expectation?
Day 3: Read Ephesians 5:1-7. The instruction here is to "follow God's example." How can we as families and individuals use this passage to understand and apply what "God's example" is?
Day 4: Read Luke 6:43-45. What are some examples of "recognizing" good fruit and bad fruit? How would you explain to a new Christian, or seeker, the difference between good fruit and bad fruit?
Day 5: Read Acts 10:30-48. What are the "Godliness" qualities that Peter explains in his testimony? Notice how effective Peter's simple Gospel message is. See if you can put together your own simple Gospel message.
Day 6: Read Luke 6:45. What are some ways that you know of the help ensures that what comes out your mouth reflects the goodness in your hear?
DAILY PRAYER: Holy Spirit, I pray that this day You will fill me with Yourself and cause Your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
AS PRAY THIS WEEK FOR CREATE FOR COMMUNITY: For patience with parking challenges during construction. For safety and efficiency of our construction crews. For those who have given generously for these improvements.
You can GO DEEPER this week by reading the following book - Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit: Growing in Christlikeness by Christopher J. H. Wright.