Gentleness Week Fruit of the Spirit Challenge

Gentleness Week Fruit of the Spirit Challenge

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience or longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience or longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)


Gentleness Week

Affirmation
Say the following affirmation every morning and evening

I am loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle and self-controlled.

The tongue has the power of life and death Proverbs 18:21


Actions to Self
Do something that shows you that you are gentle with yourself each day. 

As do your gentle action, meditate on "I am gentle with myself".

Love your neighbor as you love yourself Matthew 22:39


Actions to Others
Do something that shows a person you meet that you are gentle every day. 

This can be a gentle action like helping a blind person cross a street.
It can be saying gentle words like “You are doing very well” and meaning it. 
It can be thinking gentle thoughts like “Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to bless this person”.

Do your gentle actions without expecting anything in return like the good Samaritan.



Examination
Finish your day by asking yourself, “Was I loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, faithful and gentle today?”

If you were not, make a mental note to do better tomorrow. If you were, make a mental note to continue displaying the fruits of the spirit.
A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger Proverbs 15:1-2



The Good Samaritan
A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and he was attached by thieves who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him and left him half dead.

A priest passed that way and when he saw the wounded man, he crossed the road and went to other side.  

A Levite also passed by that road and when he looked at him, he also crossed to the other side.

A Samaritan came down that road and when he saw the wounded man, he felt compassion for him. He bound his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them and placed him on his animal. He took him to an inn and took care of him.  

The next morning, before he departed, he took two pence and gave them to the innkeeper and asked him to take care of the wounded man and he would pay him for any extra money he spent when he came back.  (Luke 10:30-35) 

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