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Mo' Fruit

The more I read and mature in the Word of God, the more I grow to love it. Throughout the summer months at Bible study we began an in-depth study on the book of Ephesians. The richness of the truth, literature, and promises of God's salvation is mind blowing!

This analysis of Ephesians has prompted me to do a gut check of myself, inside and out. Matters concerning how I treat people, how I manage my time, set priorities, and grow to ensuring my life is pleasing to the Lord.

This desire is undoubtedly the inner workings of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:7- one of the meanings of 'redemption' is the residency of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:22) and He dwells in those that have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior. He gives the wisdom to make the right choices to please God the Father. Decisions that please the Father can only yield positive fruit.

Today's message in church came from Ephesians 4:1-3. Lowliness, gentleness, longsuffering, love, and temperance are not natural to human nature. We like everything at an instant, hate the word 'wait,' and look for fault in others before we look for anything good. To exercise these qualities are not easy, but in doing so, God the Father is pleased, opening up the way for wonderful things to happen.

Galatians 5:22-23 gives the fruit of the Spirit- evidence of a life that knows Christ.

It will be a long road to implementing each of these daily, but my help comes from a source that knows no limits: Jesus Christ.

To the hip-hop/r&b listeners, I found a great mixtape based on nothing but the fruit of the spirit. Download it HERE (it's free).

God Bless


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GRAMMY nominated jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson was in the house.

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