Continuing on in our look at each of the fruits of the Holy Spirit and how affirming them cultivates intentional mindfulness within us.
Affirmations are a statement intended to provide encouragement, emotional support, or motivation,
In Philippians 4:8, Paul gives us instructions on what we should think or meditate about.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8— NIV
According to Wikipedia, In common language usage, “fruit” usually means the seed-associated fleshy structures (or produce) of plants that typically are sweet or sour and edible. The fruits of the Spirit are fine points that should naturally grow out of the proceedings of the Holy Spirit in our life.
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— NIV
Fruits of the Spirit affirmations are based upon Scripture to inspire us to cultivate the fruits of the Spirit in our daily lives. The word “Spirit” in these affirmations will be capitalized because these are fruits given to us by the Holy Spirit, not ourselves.
The fruits of the Spirit are:
Each affirmation consists of scriptures, positive affirmations, and questions to motivate you to go deeper in meditation and study time.
Say the affirmations and scriptures out loud as you work through the study.
I Choose Patience
When we’re in a traffic jam or on a heavily congested highway, we see that humankind is not patient. We want to travel and get there fast, from standing in the slowest line in the grocery store or in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The bottom line is we don’t like to be delayed.
God is our most outstanding example of patience. He lovingly waits for us to repent and stop wrecking up our lives. We should try our best to mirror the love and mercy that God shows us.
Here are affirmations and verses about patience to encourage you as you learn about looking at life through God’s timetable.
— I choose to show love to others by having a gentle and patient spirit with them.
“with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.” NASB
Ephesians 4:2— NIV
— I choose to be a patient spirit. Just as I look into my refrigerator and choose what to eat, I choose to be patient.
“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
Colossians 3:12— NIV
—I choose to have a steadfast attitude with my patience. When I plant seeds of patience, I will glean a heavenly reward.
“We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who, through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”
Hebrews 6:12— NIV
—I choose to be strong by practicing patience. When I show patience, I am an example of the strength and endurance that comes through my faith in God.
“We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy”
Colossians 1:11— NIV
Am I slow or fast to show patience?
Do others describe me as patient? What are some examples?
How can I show patience with others today?
A Patience Affirmation
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