One of the things I am so thankful for is the Holy Spirit. He is such a blessing in my life and helps me in so many ways. Last week I started writing an acrostic poem based on the fruit of the Spirit:
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! Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT).
I decided that I am so thankful for the fruit of the Spirit that I want to stretch out the gratitude a bit. So I am only going to post part of the poem each week for the next three weeks. This week I’m writing to celebrate love, joy, and peace, the first three of the fruits of the Spirit.
Love Joy Peace
Open arms upon the cross
Valued me and you
Enough to die for us
Out in the fields with their sheep
“Yahoo!” cry the shepherds as the angels sing
Everything is in His hands
All will go according to His plans
Contentment envelopes my very soul
Emmanuel brings peace; I am whole