I am so excited to begin praying about the fruits of the spirit for Tyson!!!! I am going to be praying this for myself also. I could use some work on it ;0) I've typed this prayer and am putting it on my computer at work: "Lord, fill my heart with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." The amazing thing to me is that as believers filled with the Holy Spirit we possess these qualities. The question is why are more of us (myself included) not living like it? In Galations 5:16 says "But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh 17 for the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh" Oh yeah, there is that whole dying to the flesh thing! So my prayer for you and myself, so we can not only be good examples for our children but also so that we can have all the fullness in this life that God has to offer, is that we live not by our flesh but by the Spirit so that we can bear its fruit.
So fruit number one LOVE!!!! Oh the things we do for love. (Hey isn't that a song?) There are many times in my life I have felt unloveable and have done many things to earn what I thought was love. It has been so hard to believe that the God of this universe loves me. And not just a little. The creator of everything is crazy in love with me!!!! And when He made me I was exactly who He wanted!!!! Oh man can you get ahold of that? Thank you Paula Hix from Trinity Church for teaching me this truth!!!! So I am praying that Tyson will know really know what REAL love is. Love you don't have to earn, love that is good and pure. That Tyson will open himself up to the love of God so that it will spill over into the relationships in his life. Join me in praying this for your sons!
I am praying for you!!!!