Tag: self help

You’re (probably) misquoting Philippians 4:13 – and why it matters

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13 According to Bible Gateway, Philippians 4:13 is the second most popular verse in the New Testament, only behind John 3:16. It’s a verse […]

It’s easy to know how to have a great marriage, but actually having one takes work

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It’s EASY to know how to have a good marriage. In theory.
It’s easy to know what you should do. But it can be really hard to DO what you should do.
It’s really easy to know how to put yourself into a good financial situation. Spend less money, save, avoid debt. It’s harder to actually have the discipline to do it.

The fruit of the Spirit – something we can’t produce

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
-Galatians 5:22-23
In the Book of Galatians, the Apostle Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit.
It’s a section that fascinates me. Because the fruit is produced by the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer.
There are certain areas in our lives we can control.
Think about it.
Honesty. You can force yourself to be honest. I’ll just choose to not lie. You can decide that for yourself. Honesty isn’t a fruit of the Spirit.