Fruit of the Spirit

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LOVE

Love is one of God’s indescribable gifts. It is His passion for human beings. The love of God is a commitment, but it is not dependent on feelings. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son that whoever believes on him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). This is the greatest love of God bestowed to all humankind. However, because of its greatness it is very hard for us humans to understand why God send forth His only Son to suffer and die in our place. Jesus offers His life on the cross for the salvation of our souls. May the love of God can be seen in us, through our Godly deeds and tender compassion to our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

JOY

The Holy Spirit creates and fills our hearts with much joy, which is the result of trusting God. Knowing that He will be our confidence whatever life may bring. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20). Real joy can only be attained by making God the center of our lives. The joy deep within us will also reflect unto our countenance. If God is with us no one can steal that joy which is a result of forgiveness and inner cleansing. He will make all things beautiful in His own way and time despite of the troubles in this life. Let us rejoice and lift our burdens to God through prayers.

PEACE

It has been said that “a world of prayer is a world at peace.” However, in this chaotic society where crimes, brutality and misunderstanding among us are very much rampant, it is impossible to attain real peace. Nevertheless, with God everything would be possible. In John 14:27 Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you, what the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Each one of us craves for global, social and personal peace, but the most essential of which is a peace from God – A Blessed Peace.

PATIENCE

“Patience is the key for everything.” It is essential in order to surpass every test that we will meet as we journey in this life.” Be patient, then brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near” (James 5:7-8). Forbearance brings peace, unity and harmony to all God’s children.

KINDNESS

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people holy and dearly loved clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:12-13). Because of His love and compassion, God has given us many blessings to enjoy and share them to those in dire need. May the kindness that we offer will be done out of love and generosity.

GOODNESS

The virtue that we show to others reflects our personal relationship with God. The true followers of Christ are those who are able to live life with generosity and tender compassion to others. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven “(Matthew 5:16).The truly godly among us are those who are able to love his brother and sister in Christ Jesus by sharing whatever resources he has in this world. The root of our goodness is no other than God.

FAITHFULNESS

A man of faith is never alone, because God will be his confidence in whatever circumstances that he will meet in this life. In Matthew 25:23 His master replied, “Well done good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge with many things. Come and share your masters’ happiness!” God has entrusted us with talents and abilities for a special purpose.  Let us invest our God-given talents for His glory by sharing it to the needy, so that when Christ will come, He will be glad that we are faithful with the gifts He bestowed unto us and like the faithful servant, we will also rejoice with Him on His dwelling place in heaven.

GENTLENESS

Gentleness is a product of self-control for a man who can control his emotions has true humility. As Christians, let us utter words that bring healing, rather than those that will defile others. Our deeds and actions might, lead our fellowmen to destruction. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”( Galatians 5:22-23).Our brain should not harbor evil thoughts and desires rather of a pure and stimulating ideas. May God’s word will be our standard in life.

SELF-CONTROL

A man who is filled with God’s wisdom has self-control.” Different feelings, emotions and desires might outburst due to lack of self-control. Proverbs 16:32, states that “Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his emotions than those who takes a city.” Self-control results to right thinking, the desire to do good things and trusting God in whatever circumstances that we encounter through life. Self-control is necessary in bringing out harmony in every situation.

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How Do We Live?

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In the Bible it is stated that no one is righteous not even one, all have sinned since the beginning of time. “The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind, to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one” (Psalms 14:2-3). We committed sins by what we think, say and do. Sin is usually the offshoots of our desires for worldly things. However, let us not take sins merely the reason for lurking our lives into various wicked thoughts and evil desires rather we must strive hard to live a Godly life.

In this world, we lived accordingly because we are given the freedom to do whatever pleases us. Unfortunately, behind every freedom that we have, a great responsibility goes with it. Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” As Christians, we ought to impart the different blessings that God has entrusted to us. This is made possible by sharing our resources to those in dire need.  And taking the lost to Jesus is the noblest thing we can do as children of God. Somehow, this will make them realize the goodness and love of God through us, His instruments. “Let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins” (James 5:20).

Nevertheless, are we doing this in reality? How do we live? “This is not a question of choice, but an inquiry of responsibility.”  Sometimes, we become selfish in using our talents and abilities. We even aspire the things that others possess, taking life as a competition in terms of wealth, power and fame. Unknowingly, in looking forward for the pleasures of this world, we lost the real source of joy: JESUS. Let us rather consider our capacity to help others through the knowledge and skills that God has given us. Living here on earth is just temporary, because we are not home yet. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

 

In our journey with this life, we are all travelers, who pass different ways but having the same destination: DEATH. Stephen Grellet said it well: “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” We must therefore look forward for our heavenly dwelling and start investing it now, while there’s still time and whatever things we can offer to others in need, today is the right time tomorrow might be too late!

 

 

Outstanding Characteristics of a Good Leader

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Having a good leader is just like finding a precious gem in a topsy-turvy world of employment. He has the ability to manage the workers efficiently. A pleasant relationship between the boss and the employees is essential to augment career growth within the workplace. The following are the outstanding characteristics of a good leader:

Well-disciplined – a good leader must be dedicated and prompt especially during meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences. He must be able to discern personal from official matters when implementing rules and making decisions for the company.

Appreciative – a good boss must appreciate the commendable efforts done by the workers within the company. He must not discourage nor disappoint his employee to do better jobs for personal growth and for the company as a whole. It was William James who said, “The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”  Recognition of a worker’s achievement is essential to boost his morale as sunshine is to flowers.

Open-minded – a good leader must be open to suggestions and must encourage his employee to present their ideas and useful suggestions. Let them soar like eagles by giving them more opportunities for career growth and enhancement of their skills. Let us be reminded that the employees are not mere workers but they’re assets for the company if given a chance. They’re the people behind the success of every institution.

Truthful – a good superior must possess integrity and can’t be silenced by affluence, power and prestige. He is credible in judgement and remained morally upright in spite of the ambiguity and any political maneuvering within the workplace.

A good follower – a good leader must also be a good follower of the rules and regulations imposed in the company. A good superior must be a positive role model to everyone within the workplace.

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. –Proverbs 1:7

 



 

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EARTH

Earth is our temporal home

Always take good care of it

Respect the nature’s gift

Transform and save life

Help conserve our planet

 

CHURCH

Christian community

Holy people of God

Universal fellowship

Respect one’s dignity

Cheerful beings and God-fearing

Herald of the Good News

 

JOHN

 Joyful and fantastic

Open-minded

Honest and loyal

Nice guy

 

PAUL

 People person

Always ready to help others

Unique and creative guy

Living a godly life

 

PETER

Peace-loving

Enthusiastic

Thinker and brilliant

Expressive

Responsible

 

LAURA

Lively and elegant

Always smiling

Understanding

Respectful lady

Amiable

 

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