I have been told that I am a happy person, and I would have to agree with that. I believe that I am a happy person because, most of the time, I am filled with joy and peace. More than that, I feel that I have let the fruits of the Spirit grow in me. I know in my heart that I have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control-okay, that last one is not a strong one. The Holy Spirit has empowered me to let these fruits manifest themselves in my life. I believe that my purpose in life is to bring joy and peace to others and to share with them the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
And when I do this, I truly believe others are seeing and feeling the love of God towards them. I have opened my gifts from the Holy Spirit, and I joyfully share them with others because I know that is what the Lord wants us to do with God’s gifts.
Lord, giver of gifts, continue to give us the opportunities to share your gifts of the Holy Spirit with others. Let our hands be your hands and touch those around us. Amen. MJ — MJ