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Fruits of the Spirit: Goodness & Faithfulness

Updated: Nov 22, 2023

Galatians 5:22-25 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. There is no law against these things!

Today the talk on the Rise and Shine, Susan and I talked about Goodness and Faithfulness.

Faith means being convinced that something is true. One way we are convinced is by God's goodness.

God's goodness is so full of grace and mercy and with all He does we can see how faithful He is and then we can in turn trust and have faith in who He is.

Nahum 1:7 says, The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in Him.

Psalm 100:5 says, For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to each generation.

We learn to trust the goodness and faithfulness of someone by their character and their actions. Like these 2 scriptures above there is proof beyond proof of God's goodness and faithfulness.

When we read in the Bible about God's character we can think about how He has worked through our lives.

When we are in the midst of struggles and yet we feel peace and know all will be ok....that is God working in you.

My son was praying about a decision he needed to make and when I asked him if he knew what he was going to do. He said he was waiting to hear from God. I gave him some guidance in listening for God.

We all hear from God differently. We all experience His goodness and faithfulness differently because God knows the best way for us to understand, to see Him moving.

If you are seeking the goodness of God, look around.

Hebrews 11:1 says, Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.

God is always working. He is always pursuing you. He shows us His goodness, grace and mercy in all situations.

Romans 15:13 - I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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