"But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23.
At Reading Club we have a very special time that we call "Family Time". During these precious minutes we learn and grow as individuals and as a group. One of the topics we have focused on during this time is the Fruit of the Spirit. What a blessing it is to be able to tell one of the kids that you just witnessed them displaying love, kindness, or goodness, and yes, even self control.
These two plus hours with the children at Reading Club have seen me frustrated a times, but the Spirit has shown and given me patience for these times. There have been times it would have been more convenient to miss a Tuesday, but God desires, and these children need my faithfulness. Over the last 12 months, the one fruit I could always count on experiencing, during my drive home from Reading Club, was joy. In the early days of Reading Club, it was joy in trusting God that he was doing a good work through our time with the kids. As the months went by it was joy from actually seeing the fruit growing in the kids as well as in myself.
From all the reading buddies to "whosoever", come and grow fruit with us!
~Margaret (Reading Buddy)