Going Deeper

Posts concerning deeper spiritual topics, attitudes and growth. This category focuses on more introspective disciplines of faith and practice. Devotionals and article topics could include praying the will of God, any Bible studies/book studies, articles that are at a more “intermediate/advanced” level of revelation/understanding for those farther along in their spiritual journey, spiritual disciplines and growth topics.

What If We Prayed First, Not Last?

We’ve all been there. We’ve all been lost in situations where we were totally helpless, completely hopeless, and utterly terrified. It might have been in the midst of loved one’s untreatable illness. Or we may have been navigating a devastating financial loss. Perhaps it was in the midst of a heart-wrenching relationship struggle. No matter …

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Fruits of the Spirit In-depth Study and Application “Being Spiritual”

Although the Fruits of the Spirit can be evident in an unbelieving person’s life, it is ultimately the Holy Spirit that supernaturally empowers the believer to demonstrate these on a level that society only hopes to attain. The Holy Spirit brings awakening to the child of God not only to do no evil but the …

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Fruits of the Spirit In-depth Study and Application “Temperance & Self Control”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” ~Galatians 5:22-23 Have you ever felt like you were over-indulging in something? Have you ever felt like you went too far in a situation? Maybe you looked back and thought, “Wow, I …

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Fruits of the Spirit In-depth Study and Application “Gentleness & Meekness”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” ~Galatians 5:22-23 When one thinks of gentleness, typically the implication is that something is soft or light. Gentleness is thought of as a nurturing or caring quality such as a mother to …

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Fruits of the Spirit In-depth Study and Application “Faithfulness”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” ~Galatians 5:22-23 Faithfulness is synonymous with loyalty, dedication, and commitment. Oxford defines being faithful as being constant, steadfast, and true. It reassures us of God’s promises and consistent presence in our lives. …

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Fruits of the Spirit In-depth Study and Application “Kindness”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” ~ Galatians 5:22-23 Often when we discuss the Fruits of the Spirit, we do not speak enough about kindness. Kindness is an important characteristic of Jesus’s nature. Titus 3:4-5 tells us that …

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Fruits of the Spirit In-depth Study and Application “Goodness”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” ~Galatians 5:22-23 It is important for every believer to do a self examination of their spiritual walk with the Lord. A Holy Spirit-led analysis of one’s daily living or situational decision-making processes …

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Fruits of the Spirit In-depth Study and Application “Patience”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” ~Galatians 5:22-23 Throughout the new testament, the believer is encouraged to develop patience. It is synonymous with being steadfast or longsuffering. I want you to understand patience as maintaining your position and …

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Fruits of the Spirit In-depth Study and Application “Joy”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” ~Galatians 5:22-23  O to have the joy of the Lord! The prophet Nehemiah declared the Joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). The word for joy here in Hebrew is …

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