Today I had the opportunity to officiate the wedding for two former students of Maltby Christian Assembly – Hunter Spencer and Aimee Cote`. The passage on the Fruit of the Spirit is very meaningful to the both of them.
Paul wrote, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives” (Galatians 5:22-23, NLT).
My prayer for Hunter and Aimee is that they stay connected to Christ. May he create in them:
• Love: Committing to each other no matter the personal cost to themselves
• Joy: Assuring each other that their relationship is a part of God’s plan and purposes
• Peace: Making every effort to be right with God and with each other
• Patience: Offering each other the time to grow in every area of their lives
• Kindness: Considering the feelings of each other before their own
• Goodness: Going out of their way to bless each other before they bless themselves
• Faithfulness: Showing love and loyalty to each other regardless of the circumstance
• Gentleness: Listening to the needs and desires of each other
• Self-Control: Doing the right thing for each other despite feelings or circumstance
Walk in the Spirit – that he may produce a marriage that best represents Christ through your language and lifestyle.