fruits of the spirit

Being sick for 2 days is really draining.. .. i feel so unproductive.. sick  to me is a sign of weakness and I hate feeling weak. ..  but there is ONE benefit..MOVIES! and i have watched my fair share of them!!  Its also led me to a lot of thinking.. about love and my future. I do not know exactly what that is but I do know that I am not alone. And that I am loved. and that is the greatest feeling.

Love Never fails because God is Love and God Never fails.

Do you remember those what would jesus do braclets? WWJD?! I remember when they first came out I thought they were so silly .. why would you wear one of those? I was almost embarrassed to ever even think about wearing one.

but, I will say..remembering this ..(What would jesus do) as you deal with situations, and go through life really can help you out when trying to decide just how to act.  I find myself doing it all the time. (this may sound funny coming from an adult but... YES I find myself doing this. ) what exactly would he do? Everytime I have done not what I had thought first, but what I thought JESUS would do.. The situation has ALWAYS turned out better.

And God has a way of  reminding me of this also.(the holy spirit)....Many times it has helped me, and ive changed the way I am going to react because of it.

I don't think people need to wear one of these  bracelets to remember this.... but I like the thought of it because I honestly believe that if people live their lives that way, we would all be more loving toward one another and in turn everything would be better. Our country as a whole just might be better. I shouldn't say just might.. i should say it WOULD BE.

 BUT the reality is.. we are ALL sinners.  so this is not always the easiest thing to do.. but we must try.

I remember when I was a kid.. and this was probobly when i was 4 or 5; I lived in a small house with a kitchen that wrapped around.. into the living room. there were no doors.  My mom had this tape with a song about the fruits of the spirit.  hahahah, I remember singing this song  at the top of my lungs... wearing a little nightgown and dancing around in a circle around my kitchen and livingroom..over and over and over.  "The fruits of the spirit are love ,joy ,peace, patience, kindness , goodness, the fruits of the spirit are faithfullness, gentleness and self control." 

When I think of Jesus/holy spirit.. these words and attributes are the things that today come to my mind in everyday situations.

This is a GREAT time of year, The holidays..and I am getting more and more excited to see the snow.

Im out for now, its movie time again.

Love..

Lauren