Use Your Talents

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 3:27      

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.                            

Fruit of the Spirit:  If you have the ability to help someone don’t walk away or turn your back on them when they need you the most. Use your gifts and blessings to help others and be generous with LoveKindness, and mercy to those in need.


Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 22:9      

The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.                                   

Fruit of the Spirit: God is generous with us and we need to be generous with others. When we are generous with others we are showing Kindness to them and we are displaying our Faithfulness to God.

Love the Unlovable

Verse of the Day:  Luke 6:32 

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.

Fruit of the Spirit: The challenge is Loving the unlovable, those who have been forgotten by society. Find ways to be Good and Kind to them, share the Love of God with them, and don’t forget to pray for them too.

Helping Others

Verse of the Day:   Acts 20:35

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’           

Fruit of the Spirit:  We have been blessed to be a blessing to others. Sharing God’s Love and Goodness with acts of Kindness and compassion brings honor and glory to God.

Set an Example

Verse of the Day:  Titus 2:7-8

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.        

Fruit of the Spirit:  Always do your best to have a heart of Love and compassion, to have a selfless spirit that is Kind and Gentle, and willing to serve others. As a follower of Christ, let your light shine and set an example by doing what is good.

You Are Wonderfully Made

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 139:14       

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.         

Fruit of the Spirit: When we see ourselves as God sees us, we can Love ourselves the way God does. Be PatientGentle, and Kind to yourself and remember that God has made you wonderfully and uniquely for His purpose.

Encourage One Another

Verse of the Day: 1 Thessalonians 5:11       

Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Fruit of the Spirit: We may not be able to solve everyone’s problems but we sure can be an encouragement to everyone by spreading Love, Joy, Peace, and Kindness. Let your words be an encouragement and an inspiration to those who hear them.

Your Words Matter

Verse of the Day:  Matthew 12:36

But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.

Fruit of the Spirit: Your words matter, they have the power to help or harm. Kindness is having the ability to speak with Love, listen with Patience and act with compassion. Use your words to build each other up not to tear each other down.

Let Them See God kin You

Verse of the Day: Colossians 4:5      

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.    

Fruit of the Spirit: Always conduct yourself in a way that pleases God because you represent Him in everything you do. Make the most of every opportunity by treating everyone with Love, Patience, Kindness, and Goodness. Let them see God in you.

Love Yourself

Verse of the Day:  Mark 12:31           

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.   

We all know we are supposed to love our neighbors but often we forget the “as yourself” part of this verse. We put everyone else’s needs first but the truth is we can’t love anyone else if we don’t take care of our own health, mind, body and spirit. Many of us struggle with loving and taking care of ourselves. We even feel guilty for doing so, but loving yourself means we give ourselves a reasonable amount of self-care and self-respect. You are a child of God and it’s okay to love yourself with humility and godliness. Make self-care a priority this year, enjoy some “me” time without feeling guilty and remember, you can’t pour out blessings from an empty cup.

Fruit of the Spirit: Loving others sometimes seems to be a lot easier than loving yourself. Self-care simply means doing things that impact your well-being physically, mentally, and spiritually. Practice Love, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, and Gentleness toward yourself so that you may honor God with a healthy mind, body, and soul.