For those connected to Jesus and growing in Him it’s going to increasingly look like this:

A sacrificial laying down of their own desires in order to benefit and serve others;

Doing this happily and with humour, anchored by a profound depth of peace.

Continuing to live like this over the long haul in the face of suffering and severe setbacks. Consistently acting for the good of others;

Constantly holding on to hope, leaning on Gods faithfulness and trusting for his breakthrough;

Interacting gently with those around them.

Unswervingly, consistently, and reliably laying down their lives for the blessing of others. 

Don’t know about you but I’ve got a heck of a long way to go. 

As ever, the application is not ‘socks rolled up’ but ‘roots dug down’. 

Today again, the call rings out, ‘Time to abide

Galatians 5:22-23


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