Recently, my husband and I were doing some fall cleaning… going through years of books on very dusty shelves. As we did, we came across gifts that we had given one another through our courtship and marriage. Notes. Love notes written from the heart. We also came across drawings by our sons. Treasures. To reflect on these treasures brings us such joy. However, the treasures have sat on the shelf, collecting dust.
Recently while studying the book of Romans I was reminded of another treasure I was given when I asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior – the Holy Spirit. I was reminded that the Holy Spirit is given as a gift to help us overcome sin and evil desires. When we live by the Spirit, we get to enjoy the character (or fruit) of the Spirit. In Galatians 5:22-23 it says, “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, against these there is no law.”
I am challenged to decide what to do with the treasures that have been collecting dust on the shelves — they should be displayed where they can bring joy. I’m also reminded that I have been given such a treasure in the Holy Spirit — I need to live so that the fruit of the Spirit is always on display.
When we are given such treasures, they need to be shared. The FBC Board continually works behind the scenes keeping the mission of Frontline Bible Church [equipping people to make an eternal impact] in focus. I invite you to read this month’s update below. In Freedom to Worship, JD guides us to give thanks with this month’s playlist, “Echoes of Gladness”. Tina Post and the Frontline Youth Leadership Team are diving in with a passion to come alongside youth with truths that can be trusted, even in today’s culture. At FBC the Outreach Team is eager to share this treasure through building relationships and “doing life” with our neighbors around us. A movement of prayer has been happening nationwide for the unborn, and we had a team of twelve people participate in the 40 Days for Life prayer event.
Thank you for sharing your precious time by reading the words meant to equip and encourage below. Please share with us how God is challenging you by responding in the comment area. Let’s encourage one another.
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