Sunday, October 9, 2011

Abiding Fruit Study


Right before I started my Good Morning Girls study in 1 John I found this amazing study at Do Not Depart called Abiding Fruit. I am yearning to be more filled with the Fruit of the Spirit. I decided to do this study as well as my Good Morning Girls. This study is a bit different. Every week we read the same passage for 5 days with new things to look for.  The 5 days are: Initial read/context, Truths, Promises, Commands and Application.

We started studying Galatians 5:16-26 (The Fruit of the Spirit).  There is a war between Spirit and Flesh.  The secret to a fruit filled life: Walk by the Spirit!

The next week we looked at John 15:1-11 (Fruit comes from Abiding in Christ).  If I abide in the Vine I will bear fruit, be pruned, I am clean, ask for desires/shall be done, glorify the Father, be a disciple, have love and joy.  I learned that abiding is believing, depending, persevering, remaining and enduring.

This last week has been the hardest when we read Romans 7:15-24 (Why we struggle).  This week showed me how utterly sinful I am.  My will chooses evil above good because I am sinful. The war between evil and good is raging in my soul.  I see that the ONLY way to come out of the pit is to be in God's Word, prayer and ask for deliverance as often as I need to so that my evil will be squelched.  I know this will be an ongoing issue in my life.  I pray that God will make me strong to stand against evil!

This week we move on to 1 Corinthians 13 (Love).  I can't wait to study that!

Click on over to Do Not Depart for further thoughts on each of these passages and a download of all the Scripture that will be covered over these 13 weeks.


Katie Orr said...

It is hard to face the reality of our sin, but it just makes our view of God, and Christ's sacrifice on the cross that much bigger!

Thanks for linking up!

Ellen said...

What a great way to make scripture your own! I'm heading on over to take a look.

Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your insights. ~ Ellen

KellyRBaker said...

Came over from Do Not Depart. Nice to "meet" you. :)