Day 31 – It’s Done!

I am the vine-v2


Ha ha…not really…it’s just the beginning!  Once you’re aware of something you can’t go back to not being aware. I feel like my eyes have been opened and I’m energized once again.  I also feel hopeful…like change in me is possible. I’ve been so discouraged and beaten down lately…like EVERYTHING is so damn hard…it’s good to have a lightness about me and my spirit.

Some of my biggest take aways this past 31 days…

  • It’s not fruits but FRUIT – singular.  All are separate qualities of the Holy Spirit.
  • It’s not about natural inclination or personality.  These are supernatural qualities given to us by the Holy Spirit.  It’s not something I can muster up on my own.
  • Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25.  An abundant, flourishing life comes from the Spirit.

Love – Agape – I MUST stay open, vulnerable, willing, warm, full of love…it’s what’s commanded of me.  It’s what’s necessary to be an active disciple of the Kingdom.

Joy – Chara – It’s about the blesser and not the blessing.  There will be times of great happiness, times of grief, times of discipline, times of trial…though it all there will be God…he never fails, he never forsakes.

Peace – Irene – Good grief Donna…keep an eye on that calendar!  Do not fill your life meaningless busyness…you’re peace comes from above.

Patience – Makrothumia – walk in a way worthy of your calling – patience grows my character (ugh).

Kindness – Chrestotes – comes from deep, inner security.  Seek Him.

Goodness – Agathosune – God is good, all the time.  All the time.

Faithfulness – Pistis – He is faithful – his mercy renews EVERY SINGLE DAY!

Gentleness – Prautus – great humility – bow down – your strength comes from your knees.

Self-Control – Egkrateia – the discernment to pursue the important over the urgent.

Thank you for following…thank you for sharing this journey with me!


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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.

1 thought on “Day 31 – It’s Done!

  1. Nelda de Hoyos

    Loved reading your messages. Thanks for sharing, and keep on inspiring others with the Truth..
    Big blessings ,

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