Dear <<First Name>>,
We live in a results-driven world, where everyone must demonstrate the impact of what they do. Personal and professional and institutional assessments demand measurable outcomes, demonstrated impact and clear results.
What about our faith? How do we think about the results of our life in Christ? While we may (rightly) question the pressure of this results-driven culture, Paul's letter to the Galatians does conclude by saying that a grace-full life should produce a noticeable difference in a person who follows Christ. He names a long list of difficult behaviors that should be lessened (though acknowledging that we all still sin), and then describes the results of a life in Christ's grace as "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control," also known as the fruits of the Spirit.
What are the results of grace in your life? Are you manifesting the fruits of the Spirit that Paul describes? If not, how can you turn and return to Christ, that grace might flow through you and bear fruit in love?
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