Yesterday we had our last Devotion Worship of the year. We learned about this verse:
But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23
We started with a few of our favorite songs that praise God.
Then we talked about some items of food deciding if they were food that helped our bodies feel better, healthier and stronger. Did you know candy is something we can have sometimes but shouldn’t eat a lot. The healthy foods were all fruits.
God tells us about the fruit of His spirit. While they are not actual fruit, these are all things that help us feel better, be better, and do better.
To reinforce the scripture some children brought forward pieces of a puzzle – each piece having one of the fruits on it.
I learned a few things from them:
*Gentleness means not wanting to knock down your friend or your little sister.
*Peace means wanting peace and quiet or being alone. (Perhaps they have heard a parent use this phrase before?) 🙂
*The children all felt like they are already very good at having patience. They thought differently when I mentioned the possibility of having a birthday and needing to wait till the end of the day to have cake and presents. Aaaahhh, they understood – being patient and waiting is hard.
We prayed to God asking him to help us grow His “fruit” us.
We ended the worship with a fun song called The Fruit of the Spirit. We used our bodies to make some fruits as we sang; banana, watermelon and pineapple. It was a lot of fun.
You can see a youtube version of the song here. (Fast forward through the instructions to 2:36)