Looking up to Jesus and following His way.
And when I give Him all of me
Just like a mighty tree--
My actions will become sweet fruit
For all the world to see.
And if you read them for yourself
You will be sure to know
Not feelings you may lose,
But actions that show sacrifice,
And branch out the Good News.
No matter what life brings
It's the Song of all God's promises
The glad heart daily sings.
Though life may twist and turn,
Then PATIENCE shows it wants no part
Of sparks that quickly burn.
It treats others with care
The love of Jesus is the root
That spreads it everywhere.
Its actions match God's teaching
It spreads His shining, perfect light
Into a dark world reaching.
A firm and steady friend
Who never leaves you hanging--
But is loyal to the end.
It turns the other cheek.
It rarely ruffles when it's wronged.
(It's a synonym for "meek.")
(Its growth requires practice).
It doesn't lash out, pout, or whine,
Or prickle like a cactus.
It doesn't need to over-dine
Or lick clean the ice cream bowl;
For with the Spirit/Helper, you can have fruit SELF CONTROL.
A fruit salad you will make
That proves to all the world your life
Is lived for Jesus' sake!