So even when I'm angry I can't do badness, I'm to intentionally add goodness. Okay, agreed. Abi I want to follow Jesus. I do. I made up my mind 15 years ago. I still choose Jesus daily instead of convenience or compromise.
I am to add knowledge to goodness. Some people say knowledge puffs up and this is true. That love is better than knowledge. I agree but 1Peter 1 gives a direct instruction to add knowledge to goodness. So even when I practice goodness whether I feel like or not, I'm to add knowledge and I'm willing. I'm curious by nature. I love learning new things. I love reading. I read my bible. Love it. I read Christian literature from specific authors. Love reading Kenneth Hagin books. I had a pastor friend one time, our friendship was sustained by me wanting to read his books. Read many Kenneth Hagin's books. His books are vivid for me.
You know when you think you have something mastered. I am still increasing in self control as I live life daily. Listening to a black female musician whose song is made of "O Lord Jesus, Stand by me". It reflects my state of mind. So self control is being tested and growing. It is important for been fruitful and not barren.
Patience is the ability to stay in one place believing the same thing come what may. I've taken my position and I won't be shifting it. Faith needs patience, I thought I could relax but what was it my college pastor, either lie down and play dead or fight with the weapons God made you with. It is a life of faith and we spend it fighting the good fight of faith. I am in. No going back.
Godliness. When you've been in a crowd and everyone is jostling pushing you here and there looking for space, as the world can sometimes be, you can toss godliness in the bin and just imitate the agbero's attitude. God says no. If you want to be fruitful, even if others are being ungodly and employing the devil's tactics, I don't want you to. Be godly. That's what it means to be separated unto me. You can't take the easy road. NO
You will think the other things will be difficult for me. I see relating with people as difficult. I wish they were all mannequins then I wouldn't feel their judgment so terribly. If they don't matter to me, their opinion doesn't matter either. Why can't I separate it? God says they matter. I still maintain my core. I can't run myself ragged. I can be kind to them. One of the first lessons the Spirit of God taught me was kindness so I will be kind. The virtuous woman, even though I don't expect to fulfil all in a day had on her lips, the law of kindness. I will do that. If it will please I choose to do this and I won't insult them in my mind either. I will do it right.
After all this blockbuster amazing things, I can walk in love. It is easy o since it is in my spirit. The Holy Spirit has shed the love of God abroad in my heart. Yes He has. I can walk in love because God's love is in me enough to give out to my world.