Well guys, we’ve finally made it to the conclusion of our nine weeks study on the Fruit of the Spirit, and what an Amazing journey it’s been. I have certainly come away with some nuggets & truths that have been “Game Changers” for me as it relates to my Faith and my Family (and I hope you have as well). Growing the fruit of the Spirit is a partnership. The Holy Spirit helps us with making choices, and with growth (we must choose to receive His help and to grow His fruit in our lives). #GoodMorningHolySpirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22). This week our study focuses on, Faithfulness. Here are just a few notes….
“Faithfulness” is translated from the Greek word pistis. In the King James Version this word is translated “faith.” Pistis includes both meanings (faith and faithfulness), but in Galatians 5:22 it seems to carry more of the meaning “trustworthiness or reliability” (Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary note on Galatians 5:22).
The Bible provides a fundamental description of pistis in Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
We grow in faith as we use the power God gives us through His Spirit to obey Him and build a relationship with Him. Faith in God grows in us as it did in Abraham as we see that God will always do what He has promised Romans 4:18-22. So, faithfulness would include being full of belief and confidence in God and all that God promises.
Hebrews 11, often called the Faith Chapter, goes on to say: “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (verse 3).
Faith is what keeps us from believing that we are all here on earth by accident. It assures us of our Creator’s existence and love. God will help you to be faithful to Him, too. Being faithful means standing firm in your heart and mind to please God, no matter what anyone else is doing or saying!
Hope this study has helped, and has added value to your personal faith journey. Be sure to stay tuned for next week’s blog’s and this week’s vlog….. (Check out our last vlog by clicking here.) Love and Hugs to you all.