Based in part on:
Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
In Spiritual Growth by Michael Romani It doesn't take wisdom of a sage To know we always grow as we age On a spiritual level this must be encouraged And stopping from this is to be discouraged Life consists of the choices we make No matter where we are we cannot fake That we must focus on all that is good And walking away from the bad understood True Christianity is shown in how you treat others Shining your love for our sisters and brothers It is present in all the fruit that you will bear In all that you do in showing that you care If we truly believe we will live what we believe To do otherwise suggests that we self deceive It's best to live life in all its best sincerity And in doing so we grow into spiritual maturity We each have the potential for living this spirit The fruit is to be cultivated if we'll only hear it The first step is begun in our Holy transformation Daily things to be done in our heart's preparation Beginning in our moments of quiet daily prayer Asking that the Lord's presence always be there Asking that all of the Lord's fruit be shown And in all goodness of this we might always be known Spending time daily in the Word of His speaking Drawn attention that grows beyond peeking But into direction of thought and action That might always lead us toward satisfaction Then and only then can we start to prune away The distractions that complicate our every day Focusing closer to the goals that we have in mind If it's not, it's best to forgive and leave it behind The language we use is important in our choice Each choice weighing in as a matter of our voice Casting off the sins that act to hold us back Increasing the light into each goodness we lack Getting better by practicing all things we would do Maturing by actions taken by me and by you We must always grow as part of our One God's family And by these efforts our fruit betters you and me (c) September 23, 2018 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved