Give us love for everyone,
And patience, each new day,
And faithfulness, so we may follow Christ,
Who is the Way.
Give us joy, whatever comes,
And kindness, from our youth,
And gentleness, so we may follow Christ,
Who is the Truth.
Give us peace within our hearts,
And goodness, free from strife,
And self-control, so we may follow Christ,
Who is the Life.
Pour your Spirit on us all,
So we bear fruit, like Christ,
For then we will grow more like him,
The perfect sacrifice.
1. Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12.9; NLT).
The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-3; NLT).
Follow me and be my disciple (Matthew 9:9; NLT).
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).
4. I will pour out my Spirit upon all people (Joel 2:28; NLT).
We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).
By the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins (Hebrews 9:14; NLT).