"And I will put this third into the fire, refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will answer them..." Zechariah 13.9
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have reached the end of another year, and are collectively asking what this New
Year will bring.
I have reached the end of an amazing, challenging, life-changing struggle to
finally finish my undergraduate degree, and with God’s help I even was awarded magna cum laudein philosophy from the
University of Colorado Boulder.
This is beyond anything I could have hoped or prayed for, and I am grateful.
parties are over and the celebrations are ended, I have put my souvenirs and 'trophies' away, but I keep my metal pinned to my bulletin board by my desk. I still have
filing to do and year-end clearing out of my closet, the studio has been tidied,
the floor swept and mopped, even my sock drawer is organized…but it is time to
For the coming year, I would like to share a prayer that is a bit of a meditation on the "Fruit of the Spirit."
Lord, you have given me the fruit of your Spirit to not only manifest your
grace in my life, but to work through me to minister to the marvelous beings
around me; both human and animals.
I pray that you will use me to share your Love
to all your creatures,
to spread the Joy of life each day,
To bring your Peace by listening to those who are ignored,
to show your Patience to the stressed and pressured that I meet every
I would always share your Kindness to those who are unkind,
remember that your Goodness is not just a gift to me, but meant to be shared;
The Faithfulness that you have shown me, is meant for promises
that the Gentleness in your dealing with me, is meant to keep both
friend and neighbor.
Self-controlis the golden
setting that holds all your marvelous “fruit” together; for your virtues are not
virtuous when separated from the whole.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who
belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and
desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”