Here’s a concept about the fruit of the spirits that I really liked from this book.
Robby Gallaty divides the fruits into three categories.
Love, Joy, Peace = Habits of the Mind
Patience, Kindness, Goodness = Virtuous Deeds Expressed to Others
Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control = the General Conduct of the Believer
I really liked these three categories. Robby then gives a paragraph to intentionally speak a little deeper about each of the fruits we want to bear in our lives.
This book isn’t very big or thick, but I enjoyed it and the thoughts and motivations it stirred up in my life.
Chapter 6 contains a couple of pages on Patient Endurance and they resonated with my heart since steadfastness has been one of my focuses this year. Dealing with pain over the last several years with my back, sciatic and foot has also taught me about patient endurance.
Right on the heels of this passage are a few paragraphs on Joyful Gratitude and I loved this inspiration as well.
The book also has a five-day Bible reading plan that will take a year, laid out in the back of it if you like to implement tools and study helps such as this.