*** Fruit of the Spirit***



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 ***

24 Comment(s)

  1. *********@gmail.com

    October 30, 2016 at 2:13 am

    I do trust all of the concepts you have introduced in your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very short for novices. May you please lengthen them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

  2. Matthias

    May 25, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Thank you for that philosophy.

  3. Julia Welsh

    January 7, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Praise be to God. Many blessings to all that reads these words from God and may your lives be blessed because of them.

  4. Faisal Dilber

    January 6, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Thanks My Dear Friend HOLY SPIRIT! Please make me meekness more

  5. Anonymous

    June 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you for the wonderfull information i will also definetly going to use it for my sabbath school presentation.God bless.

  6. Cliford Mathurin

    January 13, 2015 at 6:38 am

    I Love it

  7. Anonymous

    September 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Lovely poem. Just came across it at the right time! Thank you. Praise God.

  8. richard toney

    June 29, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Incredible work you’ve posted. and definitely inspirational

  9. Cynthia

    June 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you . This is a blessing to our VBS.

  10. Jeffrey Hyche

    May 5, 2013 at 12:51 am

    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.

  11. Raven

    March 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    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 !

  12. michelle P. C

    February 9, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks for this lovely insightful poem, I really enjoyed it. Be richly blessed of GOD! 🙂

  13. Angela

    January 29, 2013 at 11:33 am

    What an enligthening on the fruits of the spirit.Am so inlove with this site

  14. Misty_Moonsilver

    December 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Cute Poem!

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  16. Monica

    July 10, 2012 at 6:03 am

    YOUR site is JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

  17. Christy

    May 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    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

  18. tess

    March 30, 2012 at 9:14 am

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

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  21. Kimberly

    January 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    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. 😉

  22. Vincent Aldridge

    January 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    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.

  23. Tracie moore

    November 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    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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