March 8, 2011

::loving god & loving others:: take #1

monday i wrote a post entitled ::you might NOT be a christian if::
i touched on the topic of relationship with god.
how one doesn't look like anothers.
it is your individual, unique, special {relationship}

so i have asked krystina of lollipops to give us her take on

::loving god & loving others::

When I think of loving God and loving others, I immediately think of
 "the fruits of the Spirit"...

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:19-26 NAS

It is hard to not live by the flesh but instead walk in Jesus with the "fruits of the Spirit". These are the ways to love others - and when we do, we in turn are loving God. These fruits are important to me as a parent. I want to model these everyday so my children will see proof that the fruit is good. I love the fruits of the Spirit, it is such a profound, clear picture of how to love one another.

{these are the ways to love others and in turn we are loving god}

i love this and whole heartedly agree.
how are you loving others today?

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