This Autumn will be looking at how our wellbeing is increased as we prioritise and choose life by the Spirit.
The priority and goal for the Christian is not wellbeing itself but seeking the being who makes us well. It is the Holy Spirit that produces the fruit of wellbeing in our lives, they are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
It is no secret that we are broken beings in need of a doctor. But where sinful nature brings brokenness, the Spirit brings wellness. It is the Holy Spirit who reveals and shows us the way, outworking the Father’s will that we would be whole and complete in Christ. But the fruit of the Spirit doesn’t just appear. It needs cultivating and nurturing. To produce the fruit of wellness and not brokenness requires friendship and accountability, rhythms of grace and intentionality. This is not just about getting through a season, but building healthy foundations for life.
In the second talk of our new series, “The Way To Wellbeing”, Sarah shares with us some very helpful habits that are enabling her to cultivate the spiritual fruit of joy. She unpacks for us Nehemiah 8, focusing on the passage “the joy of the Lord is your strength”.
“Lord God, thank you that you are patient with us. Holy spirit, as we stay connected with you, would you grow the fruit of patience, persistence and perseverance in our lives.” This week Rich Cave leads us in a reflection on the spiritual fruit of patience.