The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control

Wig’s Word of God Today 10-13-2010

In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

 Galatians 5:18-25, Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 & Luke 11:42-46
 
This past week one of our friends from our parish was coming to the end of her life here on earth after a battle with cancer. My wife and I stopped by there on Saturday late afternoon and her two sons said she hadn’t spoke in two days. As this beautiful 74-year-old woman lay there in a makeshift hospital bed brought in by Hospice as the sounds of an air machine sang in a corner, I witnessed the act of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control by the woman I affectionately call my soul-mate in Christ; my wife Toni. She began immediately talking to our friend in Christ-like tones of soothing love while rubbing her arms and legs telling her how beautiful she was and praying with her.
 
Unknown to my wife, tears of joy began to swell in my eyes while prayers of thanksgiving were being repeated un my mind, “thank You Lord, oh thank You Lord.” My wife made me so proud. I turned to one of the sons and I encouraged him to talk and touch his mom as well by telling her how much he loved her and how great a job she did raising him. With that said her son came closer and picked up her hand and began to rub it repeating over and over again how mush he loved her. He lent down whispering in his mother’s ear, “it’s Ok to go mom, I’ll be Ok.” His mother went to the Lord a short time later. It’s not easy to say goodbye to anyone but allowing the fruits of the Spirit to guide you will give you the courage to face adversity and despair with joy in your heart.
 
And so we pray: Heavenly Father, I thank you for the fruits of the Spirit to guide us in living a life of faith, hope, charity and love. May we always be guided by the Law of Love given to us by the New Covenant of Your Son Christ Jesus. Guide us to be people of thanksgiving for all You have given us. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
 
God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28
 
Sweetest Fruits Known
 
The Spirit to guide
Nothing you can hide
Lead by the flesh
Will lead you to death
 
Fruits to be known
Spirit led and shown
Love, joy and peace
Patience forever sown
 
Kindness and generosity too
Faithful to gentle self-control
Seeking to rest in your soul
Truth to forever be told
 
Live in the Spirit
Taste the sweetest fruits known
Father’s wishes
Salvation prone
 
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 13, 2010 @ 5:21 AM

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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