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GPW Minute 4/26: God's Gift of Goodness!

God’s Intention for You Is the Fruit of the Spirit! Welcome the Spirit’s Gift of GOODNESS A WORD FROM THE LORD (Read slowly, welcoming the Spirit’s gifts to you) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:23-24 A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT A friend asked, “How are you?” I blandly said, “I’m good.” He squeezed my hand and said, “You are good…” and blessed me by recounting the Lord’s gracious work in me, imparting by faith the goodness of Christ my Savior. Best blessing ever! WE’RE PRAYING FOR YOU “You and I both know, dear Father, that there is nothing good in me, but I rejoice that in Your grace you have granted me the goodness of Jesus my Lord. Amen.” RENEWAL MOMENT Take a deep breath. Exhale Slowly. “Lord, have mercy.” Thanksgiving for the Holy Spirit who imparts the fruit of His presence: goodness. MARKER OF WELLBEING: Spiritual As I grow in God’s grace of Spiritual GOODNESS, I am finding joy in RECEPTIVITY to His gifts, maturing and growing in Christ.