Ephesians 3:20 (LB), “GOD who by HIS mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of – infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts or hopes.”
HE does it not by punching us around, but by working within us, HIS SPIRIT deeply and gently within us. Gentle people are people whose personalities, whose character traits are under GOD's control.
Take some time today to list your character traits that need to be honed off in your life that are hindering your relationships. Make a list of those things and commit those things to GOD. Allow HIM to change them. If you're having problems with the fruits in your life, you've got to look at the roots. The roots are deeply embedded within the soil of our hearts. The Bible says that our hearts in their original state are deceitful and wicked.
You can't have the fruits without the roots.
Jesus said in John 15:4 (Ph), “You must go on growing in ME and I will grow in you. For just as the branch cannot bear fruit unless it shares the life of the vine, so you can produce nothing unless you go on growing in ME.”
We've got to abide in the LORD. It's a one-to-one ratio and He will abide in us.
Just a thought from the front porch…