Our family Fruit of the Spirit devotional is perfect for Summer faith-building!
But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23
Summer can be an amazing opportunity to spend time planting seeds in the lives of our kids. With this simple tool that focuses on the fruit of a life connected to Jesus, you can easily start faith-building conversations by the pool or in the car on a road trip.
Our Family Fruit of the Spirit Devotional includes 9 simple lessons that follow our 5 & Thrive Bible study method. You can spend as little as 10 minutes a week studying each fruit or linger in conversation to go deeper in understanding and connection. Whatever works for your unique family schedule and circumstances! This 16 page ebook also includes printable Bible verse cards plus a beautiful print of Galatians 5:22-23.
If you’re visiting us from Pinterest, you might be wondering why the devotional you see here doesn’t look like what you discovered over there. That’s because the Fruit of the Spirit summer family devotional you are looking for (formerly available at Grace for Moms) has been updated and moved here to our new site.
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FAMILY FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT DEVOTIONAL + WEEK 1: LOVE +
PREPARE – Let’s talk about LOVE. Put away distractions and pray, “God show us something new today.”
LEARN – We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 NIV
It is no accident that love is the first fruit of the spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. It is the most important fruit that grows in our lives when we stay connected to Jesus. The Bible tells us that God is love (1 John 4:7-10). It also tells us that God made us in his image (Genesis 1:27). If God is love then we were made to reflect his love. That’s why Jesus said the greatest commandments are to “love the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:36-40)
1. What does it mean to reflect God’s love?
2. How can we love God with all our heart, mind and strength?
3. What are some ways we can love others with God’s love?
NAME the Truth – I was created to love God and love others.
TAKE Action – Share daily one way you can show love to someone. Help each other come up with a plan every day to spread God’s love around.
Sometimes we encounter people in our lives who are hard to love. A girl or boy who is unkind or a bully down the street. . .perhaps a teacher that is really hard on us. These people may not treat us the way we want to be treated but God asks us to love them. God wants us to love others the way he loves us. And that means without condition, or no matter what. It is hard to love those who treat us poorly but we can do it with God’s help. Pray and ask God to show you how you can love the hard-to-love people in your life. Over time, you may find that loving them with God’s love softens their heart so they love better, too!
I look forward to growing with you and your family,
Summer Family Fruit of the Spirit Devo
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