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Doing the Fruit of the Spirit

Posted by hrgarippa on 4 September, 2007

One day last week my almost seven year old niece, Rachel, was reading with her mom when she came to a word that was pretty difficult. She started to get frustrated, but took a couple of deep breaths and figured it out. Afterwards my sister said, “Rachel you did a good job. You practiced self-control by not getting upset with yourself.” Rachel thought for a minute and said, “Self-Control! That is a fruit of the spirit…I’m doing the fruit of the spirit!!!”

I love the perspective of children – We should all be doing the Fruit of the Spirit, and rejoicing in even our small triumphs.

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One Response to “Doing the Fruit of the Spirit”

  1. […] you all remember Rachel, my niece? I’ve written about her before…when she was doing the fruit of the spirit and talking about […]

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