PART TWO OF ……


THE  FRUITS  OF  THE  SPIRIT


by Keith Hunt



PATIENCE



A common sight in America's Southwest desert is the century plant. It's unique. The century plant (Agave Americana) thrives in rocky, mountainous, desert sites. It has dramatic, splayed leaves that grow up to a foot wide. The plant can reach twelve feet in diameter. But what makes the century plant unusual, as its name suggests, is its long reproduction cycle. For twenty or thirty years (no, not a literal one hundred years), the six-foot-tall plant stands the same height and puts out no flowers. Then one year, without warning, a new bud sprouts. The bud, which resembles a tree-trunk-size asparagus spear, shoots into the sky at a fantastic rate of seven inches per day and reaches an eventual height of twenty to forty feet. Then it crowns itself with several clumps of yellowish blossoms that last up to three weeks.


Like the century plant, many of the most glorious things that happen to us come only after a long wait.



According to a traditional Hebrew story, Abraham was sitting outside his tent one evening when he saw an old man, weary from age and journey, coming toward him. Abraham rushed out, greeted him, and then invited him into his tent.

There he washed the old man's feet and gave him food and drink.

The old man immediately began eating without saying any prayer or blessing. So Abraham asked him, "Don't you worship God?"

The old traveler replied, "I worship fire only and reverence no other god."

When he heard this, Abraham became incensed, grabbed the old man by the shoulders, and threw him out of his tent into the cold night air.


When the old man had departed, God called to his friend Abraham and asked where the stranger was. Abraham replied, "I forced him out because he did not worship you." God answered, "I have suffered him these eighty years although he dishonors me. Could you not endure him one night?"



Some years ago a speedboat driver who had survived a racing accident described what had happened. He said he had been at near top speeds when his boat veered slightly and hit a wave at a dangerous angle. The combined force of his speed and the size and angle of the wave sent the boat spinning crazily into the air. He was thrown from his seat and propelled deeply into the water—so deep, in fact, that he had no idea which direction the surface was. He had to remain calm and wait for the buoyancy of his life vest to begin pulling him up. Once he discovered which way was up, he could swim for the surface.


Sometimes we find ourselves surrounded by confusing options, too deeply immersed in our problems to know which way is up. When this happens, we too can remain calm, waiting for God's gentle tug to pull us in the proper direction. Our "life vest" may be other Christians, Scripture, or some other leading from the Holy Spirit, but the key is recognizing our dependency upon God and trusting him.


Direction, God's Will



God's Word often refers to the Christian experience as a walk, seldom as a run, and never as a mad dash.


Steven J. Cole (Stress, Burnout)



God has his set times. It is not for us to know them. Indeed, we cannot know them. We must wait for them. If God had told Abraham in Haran that he must wait all those years until he pressed the promised child to his bosom, his heart would have failed him. So in gracious love, the length of the weary years was hidden. And only as they were nearly spent and there were only a few more months to wait, God told him, according to the time of life, "Sarah shall have a son." If God told you on the front end how long you would wait to find the fulfillment of your desire or pleasure or dream, you'd lose heart. You'd grow weary in well doing. So would I. But He doesn't. He just says, "Wait. I keep My word. I'm in no hurry. In the process of time I'm developing you to be ready for the promise."


—F. B. Meyer, Abraham



(Keith Hunt——AS  A  KID  GROWING  UP  ONE  OF  MY  DREAMS  WAS  TO  HAVE  A  GOLDEN  PALOMINO   HORSE  LIKE  ROY  ROGERS’  TRIGGER.  I  CAME  TO  WESTERN  CANADA  TO  WORK  ON  THAT  DREAM  AT  AGE  18.  I  FOUND  THE  LORD  IN  WAYS  THAT  SHOOK  ME  TO  THE  CORE,  AND  BIRTHED  IN  ME  A  DESIRE  TO  STUDY  HIS  WORD  AS  NEVER  BEFORE,  AND  A  DESIRE  TO  SERVE  HIM.  IT  WAS  MANY  YEARS  AND  THROUGH  MANY  OF  LIFE’S  TRIALS,  THAT  DID  NOT  ADD  UP  TO  EVER  BE  IN  JESUS’  MINISTRY  AS  I  THOUGHT;  THEN  AT  THE  AGE  OF  40  I  WAS  ORDAINED  TO  THE  MINISTRY  OF  JESUS  CHRIST.  I  PUT  AWAY  MY  CHILDHOOD  DREAM,  AND  WITH  EAGERNESS  I  SERVED  IN  THE  LORD’S  MINISTRY.  THERE  WERE  MANY  THINGS  GOD  NEEDED  ME  TO  KNOW  AND  PUT  ME  THROUGH,  IN  ORDER  TO  SERVE  HIM  BETTER  AS  TIME  MARCHED  ON.  THE  VERY  NICE  HORSE  BITS   I  GAVE  AWAY;  FIGURED  I  WOULD  NEVER  NEED  THEM.  OVER  TIME  AND  MANY  PLACES  I  LIVED  IN  NORTH  AMERICA [3  AND  1/2  YEARS  IN  FLORIDA],  I  EVENTUALLY  FOUND  MYSELF  IN  THE  CITY  OF  CALGARY,  ALBERTA.  THAT  WAS  20  YEARS  AGO  NOW,  AS  I  WRITE  IN  2018,  AND  IT  WAS  ALSO  THE  TIME  I  STARTED  MY  WEBSITE.  I  WAS  BUSY  STILL  IN  THE  WORK  OF  THE  LORD,  DILIGENTLY  READING  AND  STUDYING,  UPLOADING  TO  MY  WEBSITE;  ALSO  ATTENDING  LOCAL  FELLOWSHIP  GROUPS  AND  SERVING  IN  WHATEVER  WAYS  GOD  WAS  GIVING  ME  TO  SERVE  IN. I  WAS  60  YEARS  OLD;  A  STILL  SMALL  VOICE  SAID  TO  ME, “YOU  ENJOYED  HORSE  RIDING  SO  MUCH,  IT’S  TIME  YOU  HAD  SOME  RECREATION  WITH  HORSES.”  I  WENT  TO  A  LOCAL  PUBLIC  HORSE  RIDING  RANCH.  I  VOLUNTEERED  FOR  THEM  AS  A  TRAIL  RIDING  LEADER.  DID  IT  FOR  TWO  YEARS  FOR  THEM  IN  MY  SPARE  TIME.  I  WAS  62  AND  THE  STILL  SMALL  VOICE  AGAIN  SAID  TO  ME,  “NOW  YOU  CAN  SEARCH  FOR  YOUR  BOYHOOD  DREAM  HORSE.”  SO  I  DID  FOR  6, 7, 8  MONTHS,  BUT  NOTHING  WAS  COMING  MY  WAY.  I  PICKED  UP  A  HORSE  MAGAZINE  ONE  DAY;  THERE  WAS  THIS  AD  SAYING  “REGISTERED  QUARTER  HORSES  FOR  SALE,  BECAUSE  OF  IL-HEALTH” —— THE  OWNER  THAT  IS.  IT  SHOWED  ABOUT  5  OF  HER  HORSES  BUT  NOT  MY  HORSE.  I  EMAILED  HER  AND  ASKED  IF  SHE  HAD  MY  CHILDHOOD  DREAM  HORSE—— A  MARE,  YOUNG,  ABOUT  15  HH,  DARK  GOLD  PALOMINO.  I  MEAN  YOU  LIST  ALL  THOSE  THINGS—— NEVER  DREAMED  SHE  WOULD  ANSWER—- SHE  EMAILED  ME  BACK  AND  SAID,  “I’VE  GOT  THE  VERY  HORSE  YOUR  LOOKING  FOR.”  AND  INDEED  SHE  HAD!  I  HAD  TRIED  TO  SERVE  THE  LORD  SINCE  I  WAS  7  YEARS  OLD [MY  DAD  SENDING  ME  TO  A  CHURCH  OF  ENGLAND  SCHOOL;  FIRST  1/2  HOUR  EACH  SCHOOL  DAY  WAS  IN  THE  BIBLE].  AS  A  YOUNG  ADULT  I  GREW  IN  GRACE  AND  KNOWLEDGE;  AS  AN  ORDAINED  MINISTER  AT  AGE  40,  I  SERVED  WITH  ALL  MY  HEART  THROUGH  MANY TRIALS, TESTS,  AND  TROUBLES  WITH  ALL  THAT  COMES  TO  YOU  AS  A  MINISTER  OF  GOD.  I  WAS  DEDICATED  TO  SERVING  GOD  WITH  THE  WEBSITE  HE’D  GIVEN  ME,  AND  PEOPLE  HE  SENT  TO  TEACH  ME  HOW  TO  ADMINISTER  AND  UPOAD  TO  IT,  AS  THE  TECHNOLOGY  OF  THE  COMPUTER  AGE  WAS  LEAPING  FORWARD.  I  HAD  NO  IDEA  THAT  ONE  DAY….INTO  MY  60s  THAT  GOD  WOULD  GRAND  ME  THE  HORSE  OF  MY  CHILDHOOD  DREAMS—— I  THOUGHT  IT  WOULD  NEVER  HAPPEN.  BUT  THE  FATHER  GRANTED  ME,  AFTER  A  LONG  TIME,  THE  HORSE  OF  MY  DREAMS,  AND  SHE  IS  INDEED  THAT—— I  AM  PHYSICALLY  BLESSED  IN  HEART  AND  MIND,  THAT  MY  PHYSICAL  BOYHOOD  DREAM  HAS  BEEN  GRANTED  TO  ME—— I  PRAISE  THE  LORD  ALL  THE  TIME  FOR  THIS  BLESSING  IN  MY  PHYSICAL  LIFE.  YES  SOMETIMES  WE  HAVE  TO  WAIT  A  LONG  TIME,  THE  FATHER  KNOWS  WHEN  AND  WHERE  AND  HOW,  HE  WILL  DO  THINGS  IN  OUR  LIFE)



Oaks or Squash

Before James Garfield became President of the United States, he was principal of Hiram College in Ohio. A father once asked him if a particular course of study couldn't be simplified so that his son could go through by a shorter route.

"Certainly," replied Garfield. "But it all depends upon what you want to make of your boy. When God wants to make an oak tree, he takes a hundred years. When he wants to make a squash, he requires only two summers."



Growing Bamboo

Have you heard about the Chinese bamboo tree? The Chinese plant the seed; they water and fertilize it, but the first year nothing happens. The second year they water and fertilize it, and still nothing happens. The third and fourth years they water and fertilize it, and nothing happens. Then the fifth year they water and fertilize it, and sometime during the course of the fifth year, in a period of approximately six weeks, the Chinese bamboo trees grows roughly ninety feet.

The question is, Did it grow ninety feet in six weeks or did it grow ninety feet in five years? The obvious answer is that it grew ninety feet in five years, because had they not applied the water and fertilizer each year there would have been no Chinese bamboo tree.


All  of us  have  had  these "Chinese  bamboo  tree" experiences.



One of John F. Kennedy's favorite stories concerned French General Louis Lyautey. After World War I, the general asked his gardener to plant an oak tree in a particular part of his estate. The gardener noted that the tree the general had chosen was slow-growing and wouldn't reach maturity for nearly a century. The general replied, "In that case, there is no time to lose. Plant it this afternoon."



His wisdom is sublime,

His heart profoundly kind; 

God never is before His time, 

And never is behind.2


2 V. Raymond Edman, The Disciples of Life (Minneapolis: World Wide Publications, 1948), page 78.



“AND  THE  LORD  VISITED  SARAH  AS  HE  HAD  SAID,  AND  THE  LORD  DID  UNTO  SARAH  AS  HE  HAD  SPOKEN.  FOR  SARAH  CONCEIVED  AND  BARE  ABRAHAM  A  SON  IN  HIS  OLD  AGE,  AT  THE  SET  TIME  OF  WHICH  GOD  HAD  SPOKEN  TO  HIM.  AND  ABRAHAM  CALLED  THE  NAME  OF  HIS   SON  THAT  WAS  BORN  UNTO  HIM,  WHOM  SARAH  BARE  TO  HIM,  ISAAC……AND  ABRAHAM  WAS  A  HUNDRED  YEARS  OLD,  WHEN  HIS  SON  ISAAC  WAS  BORN  UNTO  HIM.  AND  SARAH  SAID,  GOD  HAS  MADE  ME  TO  LAUGH,  SO  THAT  ALL  WHO  HEAR  WILL  LAUGH  WITH  ME.  AND  SHE  SAID,  WHO  WOULD  HAVE  SAID  UNTO  ABRAHAM,  THAT  SARAH  SHOULD  HAVE  GIVEN  CHILDREN  SUCK?  FOR  I  HAVE  BORN  HIM  A  SON  IN  HIS  OLD  AGE” [GENESIS  21: 1-7].


“AND  LET  US  NOT  WEARY  IN  WELL-DOING:  FOR  IN  DUE  SEASON  WE  SHALL  REAP,  IF  WE  FAINT  NOT.  AS  THEREFORE  WE  HAVE  OPPORTUNITY,  LET  US  DO  GOOD  UNTO  ALL  MEN,  ESPECIALLY  THEY  OF  THE  HOUSEHOLD  OF  FAITH” [GALATIANS 6: 9, 10].


“FOR  YOU  HAVE  NEED  OF  PATIENCE,  THAT,  AFTER  YOU  HAVE  DONE  THE  WILL  OF  GOD,  YOU  MIGHT  RECEIVE  THE  PROMISE” [HEBREWS 10: 37].




Gentleness


Under the headline "Gear Blamed in Crash That Killed Senator," the April 29, 1992, issue of the Chicago Tribune reported: A stripped gear in the propeller controls of a commuter plane caused it to nosedive into the Georgia  woods  last April,  killing  former  U.S. Senator John Tower of Texas and twenty-two others, the government concluded Tuesday.


A gear that adjusted the pitch of the left engine's propellers was slowly worn away by an opposing part with a harder titanium coating, the National Transportation Safety Board said.


"It acted like a file, and over time it wore down the teeth that controlled the propeller," said acting board chairman Susan Coughlin.


Like the titanium-coated gear that wore away the softer gear engaged to it, so one abrasive, unkind spouse or friend can wear away the spirit of another.

In Honest to God, Bill Hybels writes:

Recently my brother and I spent a lunch hour discussing the mark our dad left on our lives.

Dan and I reminisced about the times we had sailed with  him  on  Lake  Michigan.  We  remembered violent storms with fifty-mile-an-hour winds. All the other sailors would dash for the harbor, but Dad would smile from ear to ear and say, "Let's head out farther!"


We talked about the tough business decisions we had seen him make. We winced when we remembered his firm hand of discipline that blocked our rebellious streaks. We never doubted it. Dad was strong, tough, and thoroughly masculine. Yet for twenty-five years he spent nearly every Sunday afternoon standing in front of a hundred mentally retarded women at the state mental hospital. Gently and patiently he led them in a song service. Few of them could even sing, but he didn't care. He knew it made them feel loved. Afterward he stood by the door while each of those disheveled, broken women planted kisses on his cheek. 


As little guys, Dan and I had the unspeakable privilege of watching our six-foot-three, two-hundred-twenty-pound, thoroughly masculine dad treat these forgotten women with a gentleness that marked us.


Taken from the book Honest to God by Bill and Lynne Hybels. Copyright © 1990 by Bill Hybels.




Five Ways to Be Gentle



Jerry Bridges suggests these five strategies for obeying the biblical injunctions about gentleness:


* Actively seek to make others feel at ease. Be sensitive to other's opinions and ideas, welcoming opinion.

* Show respect for the personal dignity of the other person. When you need to change a wrong opinion, do so with persuasion and kindness rather than domination or intimidation.

* Avoid blunt speech and abrupt manner. Be sensitive to how others react to your words, considering how they may feel. When it is necessary to wound, also include encouragement.

* Don't be threatened by opposition; gently instruct, asking God to dissolve the opposition.

* Do not belittle or degrade or gossip about a brother who has fallen—instead grieve and pray for his repentance.


“THE  SERVANT  OF  THE  LORD  MUST  NOT  STRIVE;  BUT  BE  GENTLE  UNTO  ALL,  APT  TO  TEACH,  PATIENT.  IN  MEEKNESS INSTRUCTING THOSE THAT OPPOSE  THEMSELVES;  IF  GOD  PERADVENTURE  WILL  GIVE  THEM  REPENTANCE  TO  THE  ACKNOWLEDGING  OF  THE  TRUTH;  AND  THAT  THEY  MAY  RECOVER  THEMSELVES  OUT  OF  THE  SNARE  OF  THE  DEVIL,  WHO  ARE  TAKEN  CAPTIVE  BY  HIM  AT  HIS  WILL” [2 TIMOTHY 2: 24-26].


“BRETHREN,  IF  A  MAN  BE  OVERTAKEN  IN  A  FAULT,  YOU  WHICH  ARE  SPIRITUAL,  RESTORE  SUCH  A  ONE  IN  THE  SPIRIT  OF  MEEKNESS:  CONSIDERING  YOURSELF,  LEST  YOU  ALSO  BE  TEMPTED.  BEAR  YOU  ONE  ANOTHER’S  BURDEN,  AND  SO  FULFIL  THE  LAW  OF  CHRIST” [GALATIANS 6:1-2].


OH  SUCH  AN  IMPORTANT  TEACHING  TO  KEEP  US  HUMBLE  AND  GENTILE;  THERE  COULD  COME  A  TIME  WHEN  WE  NEED  PEOPLE  TO  BE  HUMBLE  AND  GENTLE  WITH  US - Keith Hunt


“KEEP  YOURSELVES  IN  THE  LOVE  OF  GOD  LOOKING  FOR  THE  MERCY  OF  OUR  LORD  JESUS  CHRIST  UNTO  ETERNAL  LIFE.  AND  OF  SOME  HAVE  COMPASSION,  MAKING  A  DIFFERENCE” [JUDE 21-22].


WE  NEED  TO  BE  ABLE  TO  SEE  THE  SITUATION  THE  PERSON  IS  IN,  AND/OR  TO  UNDERSTAND  THEIR  HUMAN  NATURE  IS  NOT  BEING  CONTROLLED,  AND  SO  WHAT  WE  SAY  AND  DO  IS  TO  BE  GOVERNED  BY  OUR  UNDERSTANDING  FOR  THEIR  SITUATION - Keith Hunt


“AND  IF  ANY  MAN  OBEY  NOT  OUR  WORD  BY  THIS  EPISTLE,  NOTE  THAT  MAN,  AND  HAVE  NO  COMPANY  WITH  HIM,  THAT  HE  MAY  BE  ASHAMED.  YET  COUNT  HIM  NOT  AS  AN  ENEMY,  BUT  ADMONISH  HIM  AS  A  BROTHER” [2  THESSALONIANS 3: 14-15].


IT’S  NOT  ALWAYS  EASY  TO  FOLLOW  THE  ABOVE  ADMONITIONS  AS  HUMAN  NATURE  CAN  GET  IN  THE  WAY,  BUT  WE  SHOULD  REMEMBER  THESE  INSTRUCTIONS  AND  STRIVE  TO  PUT  THEM  INTO  PRACTICE;  IF  WE  FAIL  AT  TIMES,  WE  NEED  TO  ACKNOWLEDGE  IT,  AND  ASK  OUR  HEAVENLY  FATHER  TO  FORGIVE  AND  HELP  US  TO  DO  BETTER  THE  NEXT  TIME - Keith Hunt




Goodness


Bodie Thoene, coauthor of bestselling Christian fiction such as the Zion Chronicles, once worked for John Wayne as a script writer. In Today's Christian Woman, Thoene tells how that opportunity came about.


By the time I was nineteen, I was commuting to Los Angeles and doing feature articles on different stunt men and other film personalities for magazines. Four years later, an article I co-wrote with John Wayne's stuntman won the attention of the Duke himself. One day he called and invited [my husband,] Brock, and me to come to his house. He talked to us as if we were friends, showing keen interest in us as individuals. From that day on, I began writing for his film company, Batjac Productions. Brock helped me with the historical research. We were awestruck. Here was this man who had been in film for fifty years and he takes a young couple with small children under his wing! Once I asked him, "Why are you doing this? You're so good to us." He replied, "Because somebody did it for me." Goodness doesn't originate with us. We receive, and then we give. God is good to all, enabling all to be good to others.




One of the great heartbreaks of the 1988 Winter Olympics was the story of speed skater Dan Jansen. Just hours before his race he received the news that his sister, who had been fighting leukemia for more than a year, had just died. Bearing the weight of his sorrow, Dan laced on his skates to race for his sister. When the gun sounded, he sprinted from the starting line, only to slip and fall in the first turn. Four days later, in the 1,000-meter race, he fell again. The whole country mourned with him.


Many Americans sent Dan letters of consolation. According to Sports Illustrated, not long after returning home, Jansen received a letter from Mark Arrowood, a disabled thirty-year-old from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Mark wrote: Dear Dan, I watched you on TV. I'm sorry that you fell 2 times. I am in Special Olympics. I won a gold medal at Pa. State Summer Olympics right after my Dad died seven years ago.... Before we start the games we have a saying that goes like this. "Let me win but if I can't win let me be brave in the attempt." ... I want to share one of my gold medals with you because I don't like to see you not get one. Try again in four more years. 


Inside the envelope, Dan Jansen found a gold medal that Mark Arrowood had won in a track-and-field event.


Those who share their blessings are the greatest  champions  of all.   Goodness is  greatness.


(DAN  SET  MANY  WORLD  RECORDS  IN  SPEED  SKATING,  IN  HIS  CAREER,  BUT  IT  WAS  NOT  TILL  THE  1994  OLYMPICS  THAT  HE  FINALLY  WON  A  GOLD  MEDAL  [AND  WORLD  RECORD],  IN  THE  OLYMPICS,  IN  THE  1,OOO  METRES,  A  RACE  HE  WAS  NOT  FAVORED  TO  WIN - Keith Hunt)




In Robins Reader, Frank W. Mann Jr. writes:


An enlightening pastime is to make a list of favorite things that impact the senses.... It sharpens our appreciation of these golden moments in time.


For example, one person's list of ten favorite sounds: a distant train whistle; a mother talking to her new baby; the scrunch of leaves on a bright autumn day; seagulls crying; a hound baying in the woods at night; the absolute silence of a mountain lake at sunset; a crackling fire on a bitter day; a stadium crowd singing the national anthem; the screech of an airplane's tires as they touch down; his wife's voice at morning.



Do all the good you can, 

By all the means you can, 

In all the ways you can, 

In all the places you can, 

At all the times you can, 

o all the people you can, 

As long as ever you can.


—John Wesley




The person who looks for quick results in the seed planting of well-doing  will be disappointed. If I want potatoes for dinner tomorrow, it will do me little good to plant them in my garden tonight. There are long stretches of darkness and invisibility and silence that separate planting and reaping.


—Eugene Peterson



“….A  GOOD  WORD  MAKES  THE  HEART  GLAD” [PROVERBS 12: 25]. 


“A  GOOD  NAME  IS  RATHER  TO  BE  CHOSEN  THAN  GREAT  RICHES….” [PROVERBS 22: 1].


“HIS  LORD  SAID  UNTO  HIM,  WELL  DONE  YOU  GOOD  AND  FAITHFUL  SERVANT….. ENTER  YOU  INTO  THE  JOY  OF  YOUR  LORD” [MATTHEW 25: 21].


CONCERNING  JOSEPH  OF  ARIMATHAEA—— “AND  BEHOLD  THERE  WAS  A  MAN  NAMED  JOSEPH,  A  COUNSELLOR;  A  GOOD  MAN,  AND  JUST” [LUKE 23: 50].


“WHERE  THE  LAW  IS  HOLY,  AND  THE  COMMANDMENT  HOLY,  AND  JUST  AND  GOOD” [ROMANS 7: 12].


“AND  BE  NOT  CONFORMED  TO  THIS  WORLD:  BUT  BE  YOU  TRANSFORMED  BY  THE  RENEWING  OF  YOUR  MIND,  THAT  YOU  MAY  PROVE  WHAT  IS  THAT  GOOD,  AND  ACCEPTABLE,  AND  PERFECT  WILL  OF  GOD” [ROMANS 12: 2].


………………..


EACH  OF  THESE  FRUITS  OF  THE  SPIRIT  COULD  BE  EXPOUNDED  EVEN  MORE,  FOR  A  SERMON  BASED  UPON  EACH  OF  THEM.


YOU  COULD  TAKE  A  WHOLE  DAY  TO  USE  SAY  STRONG’S  CONCORDANCE  OF  THE  BIBLE,  AND  STUDY  EACH  OF  THESE  WORDS  THE  APOSTLE  PAUL  GIVES  AS  TO  THE  FRUITS  OF  THE  SPIRIT.


I  HAVE  BUT  PRESENTED  ONLY  A  FRACTION  OF  THEIR  FULL  MEANING,  BUT  I  TRUST  ENOUGH  FOR  YOU  TO  DESIRE  THROUGH  THE  SPIRIT  OF  GOD,  TO  MANIFEST  MORE  OF  THE  FRUITS  OF  THE  SPIRIT  IN  YOUR  DAILY  LIFE,  AS  YOU  MOVE  AMONG  THE  PEOPLE  OF  THE  WORLD,  AND  THE  SAINTS  OF  THE  CHURCH  OF  GOD.


Keith Hunt