Today, at this very moment, God is breathing life into you. It is recorded that we take about 23,040 breaths a day. What will we do with those breathes every second, minute, and 24-hour period?
As single moms, any number of issues may greet you to start the day. Your children are giving you a hard time, your ex never seems to lay off on demands, you hate your job, you have a night-school exam, and money is a never-ending problem. Trying to grab those 23,040 breaths today may weigh heavy on you.
I understand. The Single Mom Journey is not for the faint of heart nor an easy path. In the midst of stress, panic, and uncertainty, God does not leave us stranded but gives us His Spirit to enrich and empower our life.
Most single moms are left picking up messes due to their ex’s wrong and unwise choices. Because of that, each and every day, God’s Spirit is offered to choose the right words, the right attitude, and the right action.
Peace Forbearance (patience)
The Apostle Paul knew we needed what the Holy Spirit gives us. Paul had the same number of breaths living out his heavy trials with his own life bowl. He said,
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
God has provided what we need. Some days, we need to grab love, another day self-control, and if you are like me: patience. The Fruit of the Spirit’s life-bowl gives us freedom like nothing else.
We have been freed because of Christ You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. vs. 13
The Holy Spirit is here to help in our actions and attitudes. Grab some fruit for today, it will keep you healthy and help you breathe those 23,040 breaths because we were called to be free! Pretty awesome!
- What kind of fruit do you need today?
- God’sSpirit has given us life, and so we should follow the Spirit. vs 25 (CEV)
- Read over Galatians 5 to see True Freedom. http://www.biblestudytools.com/galatians/5.html
Next Week: The Fruit called Love
YOU CAN DO THIS!