[display_podcast]The Greek word for kindness means tender concern for others. It has nothing to do with weakness or lack of conviction, rather it is the genuine desire of a believer to treat others gently, just as the Lord treats us... the term possesses the harmlessness of a dove. It is a tender heart and a nurturing spirit. Each quality of the Holy Spirit is absolutely divine. They are impossible goals for the unbeliever, yet attainable graces for the true believer. They are man … [Read more...]
[display_podcast]Welcome friends to Life Coaching Truths with Reflections of Grace Ministries. Today we are going to talk about the 5th fruit of the Holy Spirit, which is patience. Hebrews 10:35-36 So do not throw away your confidence for it will be richly rewarded. You have need of patience so that when you have done the will of God you will receive what he has promised. This word patience means to persevere, bear up under...it is a quality of character that does not allow one to sur … [Read more...]
[display_podcast]Let’s talk about shared spirituality today and it’s relevance to stepfamilies and couples. Couples who share common spiritual beliefs show a significant increase in the success of their marriage vs. those who do not have spiritual agreement. One study, lasting 25 years and including couples from all 50 states as well as 27 other countries, revealed that those couple’s that enjoy close spiritual intimacy report significantly happier marriages. These areas were included in t … [Read more...]
[display_podcast] Matthew 6:16-1816 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. OK! You may well be wondering, “Are we real … [Read more...]
[display_podcast]When I was a boy, I clearly remember playing badminton with my dad in our little backyard, behind our mobile home in Rancho Cucamonga. In the middle of our fun time, the birdie inadvertently fluttered over our waist-high chain link fence and fell into our neighbor’s yard.THAT neighbor’s yard!She came out yelling and screaming of how us rotten kids were going to break her windows with our incessant rowdy play! (keep in mind, Dad and I were playing badminton… not kick … [Read more...]
Reflections of Grace 24: Walking in the Spirit, Part 1: How To Walk in the Fruit of His Spirit on My Daily Journey?
[display_podcast]Galatians 5:22-23 Amp says: “But the fruit of the Holy Spirit the work which His presence within accomplishes is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law.How do we have self-control when we are angry? How do we persevere when we feel beaten down and are weary? How do we find patien … [Read more...]