*** Fruit of the Spirit ***


*** Fruit of the Spirit***

Poem

 

Walking in the Spirit means living every day

Looking up to Jesus and following His way.

And when I give Him all of me

Just like a mighty tree–

My actions will become sweet fruit

For all the world to see.

 

Galatians 5 lists all nine fruits
The Spirit wants to grow
And if you read them for yourself
You will be sure to know:

 

That LOVE comes first–the kind you choose,
Not feelings you may lose,
But actions that show sacrifice,
And branch out the Good News.

 

And then comes JOY, that you can hold
No matter what life brings
It’s the Song of all God’s promises
The glad heart daily sings.

 

Sweet PEACE comes next, a quiet heart
Though life may twist and turn,
Then PATIENCE shows it wants no part
Of sparks that quickly burn.

 

KINDNESS is an active fruit
It treats others with care
The love of Jesus is the root
That spreads it everywhere.

 

GOODNESS knows and does what’s right–
Its actions match God’s teaching
It spreads His shining, perfect light
Into a dark world reaching.

 

FAITHFULNESS is like a rock,
A firm and steady friend
Who never leaves you hanging–
But is loyal to the end.

 

GENTLENESS is tender strong.
It turns the other cheek.
It rarely ruffles when it’s wronged.
(It’s a synonym for “meek.”)

 

And then at last, fruit number nine,
(Its growth requires practice).
It doesn’t lash out, pout, or whine,
Or prickle like a cactus.
It doesn’t need to over-dine
Or lick clean the ice cream bowl;
For with the Spirit/Helper, you can have fruit SELF CONTROL.

 

When you put the nine together,
A fruit salad you will make
That proves to all the world your life
Is lived for Jesus’ sake!

 

*** Janine Tomlin ***

*** Janine Tomlin ***

21 thoughts on “*** Fruit of the Spirit ***

  1. My family members every time say that I am
    killing my time here at net, however I know I am getting know-how everyday by reading thes
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  2. I really want to be a light to the world and I look forward to improving my spiritual fruits through Jesus Christ. This is a great poem to remind me to check myself.

  3. email me please! I wanted to know if it was okay for me to use some of this info for my children’s book. thanks !

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  5. This is perfect!!! Thank you so much for the poem. I am trying to come up with material to teach my children this summer on the Fruits of the Spirit and this poem is a perfect fit. We are big into Classical Education and one of the focuses is memorization…. this will be a perfect poem to help them remember the Fruits!!! Have a blessed day

  6. Thank you so much for being a “channel of blessings”! More love!…More wisdom!… More power!… GOD loves us!…

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  8. I’M A YOUTH LEADER AT MY CHURCH. I’M 18 AND WE DOING THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT THIS MONTH AND I REALLY THINK THIS IS A GREAT POEM. THANX FOR THE HELP:)

  9. I really enjoyed reading the poem about the fruits of the Spirit. The layout was very nice & I got a better understanding of what they mean. I guess the real challenge is applying them in a real situation. I’m sure that can only be done by walking in the Spirit daily, literally. ;-)

  10. I saw it on bridgett belews things i would like to read each mourning, Ifound it inspirational and refreshing,aand reminded me of a better time and place , good mourning and thanks.

  11. Hi, Just curious where you got the “What Does Your Garden Grow?” graphic. I made it years ago for a women’s conference. I don’t mind it being here so long as you aren’t selling it.

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