But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
In reading this today I keyed in on two words, "patience and self-control." I don't mind saying that I need both. Patience with my kids and self-control over eating. My kids are a blessing, I just wish I could see that all of the time. It would sure help my relationship with them. And when I eat, I tend to go way overboard. Eating is fun, but in moderation. Moderation - A word I know nothing about!!!
Dear Father, thank you for reaching me with this verse today!! Please let the Holy Spirit work within me to give me patience and self-control. Please allow me to experience all of the things you listed in the verse. I long to be the type of person that you would enjoy having as part of Your family! I ask this in Jesus' name, Amen!!