Fruitful Marriage

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Galations 5:22-23

The fruit of the Spirit is…love. Can I see beyond myself, my needs, and my feelings in our relationship?”…joy.”Are there times of laughter, lightness, and fun?

“…peace.” Is there a quietness and honesty in my own soul? Is there the security that even in the midst of conflict we are on each other’s team?

“…longsuffering.” Am I open to hearing my partner’s point of view? Can I accept our differences without being threatened?

“…kindness.” Do I direct kind words and actions toward my partner and hold him in high regard both publicly and privately?

“…goodness.” Am I attempting to be God’s love connection to my partner?

“…faithfulness.” Am I committed to this relationship? Do I avoid all appearance of evil?

“…gentleness.” Do I treat him with respect? Am I a good listener and an affectionate, sensitive lover?

“…self-control.” Am I honest with myself and my mate? Am I taking responsibility for what is mine in this relationship?

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for the gift of your unconditional acceptance and love even while I am in the process.


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