Tag: Fruit Of The Spirit (home)

Ron used to tell his new member's class: "Stay here for a year or less & someone's gonna make you mad. Then we'll see how much of Jesus you have."

permalink source: Ron McManus, AGTS Leadership Roundtable 2000
tags: Conflict, Fruit Of The Spirit

If a farmer doesn't plant seeds, he will never harvest a crop. It doesn't matter how weed-free his ground is; he must also plant and cultivate good seed.

permalink source: Gary Oliver, clinical director of Southwest Counseling Associates in Denver. Men of Integrity, Vol. 1, no. 1.
tags: Virtue, Spiritual Formation, Fruit Of The Spirit

Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.

permalink source: Billy Graham
tags: Fruit Of The Spirit

In the book The Ascent of a Leader, Bruce McNicol and Bill Thrall tell of a woman who has a dream where she wanders into a shop at the mall and finds Jesus behind a counter. Jesus says, "You can have anything your heart desires." Astounded but pleased, she asks for peace, joy, happiness, wisdom, and freedom from fear. Then she adds, "Not just for me, but for the whole earth." Jesus smiles and says, "I think you misunderstand me. We don't sell fruits, only seeds."

permalink source: Bruce McNicol and Bill Thrall, The Ascent of a Leader (Jossey Bass, 1999);
tags: Discipline, Spiritual Formation, Fruit Of The Spirit