Haters Gonna Hate

Anyone who writes a blog, hosts a podcast, pastors a church, writes books and poems, etc. is going to eventually run up against some haters. Even little old, encouraging me received a comment on one of my posts because they did not believe in the Trinity! Frank Viola is an interesting man and writer, one of those “shoot straight from the hip” guys, but his views are thoroughly orthodox and biblical. Here he offers his experience and advice to deal with haters………………..

How to Develop Godly Patience

Of course, patience is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, so we cannot just will ourselves to become a patient person. But we can cooperate with the Spirit and become a patient person. This brings to mind one of my favorite quotes from Dallas Willard in this regard: “Grace is opposed to earning, but it is not opposed to effort.” From Christian Crier……………………

We are free in Christ, yet not all things are good for us. This article explains how the fruit of self-control is the flip side of the coin from Christian freedom. From Counseling One Another……………

First Corinthians 9:24-27 is a fitting passage to consider when thinking about the fruit of the Spirit, which is self-control Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it…

via Bearing the Fruit of Self-Control — Counseling One Another