Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this.
We all remember The prophet Isaiah wrote, “But now, Lord, you are our father. We are the clay, and you are our potter. All of us are the work of your hand” (Isaiah 64:8). In the reading above, the apostle Paul , who also spoke of the potter and we are the clay in 2 Corinthians, used the image of a fruitful tree to portray the kind of people into which God’s Spirit is steadily shaping us as we daily seek to live and renew our lives in His. The Spirit’s molding in our human lives is not merely for an internal experience—it ultimately shows itself in your life as you live out the beautiful qualities The one's Paul listed for the Galatian Christians.
Are you allowing the Potter to mold you? Take a personal inventory of how present each of the “fruit of the Spirit” qualities is in your life. Prayerfully ask the Holy Spirit to help you identify one or two of the areas you most need to grow in. I hope we will see each other soon but until then please keep supporting your church and keep healthy. This morning service begins at 9am here at the church and on Facebook live. Otherwise you can catch the service on our website at 10:30.
Meet the pastor
Rev. Pastor Carl Schreiber has been serving East Orrington Congregational Church (EOCC) since March 12, 2006