After sharing fellowship over a meal, Revd. Paul Hardingham continued our theme on Fruits of the Spirit this month’s ‘ being "Faithfulness" (Galatians Chap. 5 v.22-23.)
He began by telling a story about a young man who was out of work and applied for a job at the zoo. The Gorilla at the zoo had just died and was the only gorilla in the zoo. The young man applied for the job which was to put on a gorilla’s outfit and pretend to be the gorilla.
He acted out the part well but then he swung too high from a tree and landed in the lion’s cage next to his. Wondering how he was going to get out of this situation, the lion approached him and whispered in his ear “Keep quiet, I’m acting too!!!!!
This applies to the Christian Life what is going on inside as well as outside. We should allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives and Faithfulness should be inside as well as outside and should be steadfast, dependable, devotion, commitment, trusting God in everything we do.
Faithfulness is in everyday situations, marriage, work, church and serving people, for example read Luke Chap 7; v.1-10. The story of the Centurion and the slave who was sick.
We need to be faithful to God and have him at the heart of our lives. Trust God in times of darkness by praying and reading the Bible.
Faithfulness to others and is tested in our daily life with people at work, neighbours, friends and people at church.
Faithfulness in ourselves allows us to secure and express love to others, allowing God to guide and leads us and trusting Him.
What does God want you to do? Where are the places God wants you to GO?
Next Food Fellowship and Faith Meeting
The next Food Fellowship and Faith Meeting will be on the Wednesday 21st October at 6.30pm and will the last one of the Fruits of the Spirit the subject “Gentleness and Self-Control. Revd. Vincent Whitworth will be the speaker.