Tuesday, October 6, 2015

THE PROOF IS IN THE FRUIT by Kenneth H.B. Adderley

“The Proof is in the Fruit" by Kenneth H.B. Adderley is an interesting study on the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in a Christian’s life. The fruit produced is the direct result of the growth of the seed planted in the heart of the Christian. It reveals the true character of Christ in our hearts and lives. The seed of the fruit is planted in us when we are saved by accepting Jesus Christ into our hearts and receiving the Holy Spirit by faith. The fruit is the product of the germination of the seed planted into the soil of our hearts. The fruit, when replanted into the soil, will produce more fruit.

The Fruit of the Spirit will help us to control and uproot the works of the flesh. The Fruit of the Spirit keeps us protected from the world, the flesh and the devil. The Fruit of the Spirit is the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in our lives, as a result of a direct transformation by the living God. We live a new and transformed life by faith in Jesus Christ. We believe in the divine power of God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the blessed Holy Spirit to save us from our sins and give us a brand new life. The old life is dead and gone. The new life in Christ has come. The Christian is born again to live a new life rooted in Christian values and morals. The Fruit of the Spirit is the proof of a new life transformed by Jesus Christ.

This book deals with the fruit of the Spirit in an all-encompassing, wide-ranging variety of topics that includes our relationship with God, self and others. Love seeks the highest good in others, giving freely, unconditionally and by choice. Our human love is conditional but God’s love is unconditional, patient, consistent, always there. It is true, time-tested love. God’s wisdom is pure, gentle, peaceful, ever-yielding, kind and merciful. Love endures everything, believes all things and is always hopeful and loyal. Love never fails.

Joy is the sweet happiness that emanates from our precious fellowship with God. It is irrespective of circumstances. It is the joy of the Lord in our hearts. God wants us to be joyful even when in the midst of difficult situations. Real lasting joy comes only from the Lord.

Peace is the direct result of a consistent relationship with God. It is a calm state of rest that comes when we seek God in our lives. Peace is the presence of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. Peace with GOD involves trusting in our everloving God and in the strength of our relationship with Him.

Patience bears up under extremely difficult  situations  with endurance and longsuffering.  

Kindness looks for the good in people  regardless of their actions. 

Patience develops our faith, allowing us to do all things in love. It makes us perfect and complete in God.  The testing of our faith produces patience. We must let go of the things that we hold onto in our lives.
Kindness starts in the heart. It is a growth process, the work of the Holy Spirit in us.

Goodness is being good, kind and generous. It is the lifestyle that  God intended for us. It fulfills  God’s purpose. It meets the expectations and standards set by God. 

Goodness is exemplified in God’s own character.

Faithfulness towards God and others encompasses obedience, trustworthiness, loyalty and reliability. 

Gentleness is power and strength under control. It is enduring injury with unresentful patience.

Self-control is having a full, perfect and complete control over one’s thoughts, actions, mind and body.

Faithfulness is what you believe in. It is a wholehearted and unwavering trust in a person, cause, belief or idea. It is loyal, obedient, constant, reliable and devoted. It exemplifies your true character and the perfect reflection of God in your life. 

Miriam Jacob

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Miriam and the Stranger by Jerry S. Eicher

Harvest House Publishers

ISBN 9780736958837

To be Published:
Miriam lives a carefree life as a happy school teacher in an Amish community. She had come to terms with the possibility that she might never marry. But that was well before a handsome young reporter came into her small world. Miriam found herself attracted to him. To complicate matters, widower Mose Stoll arrives in search of a bride. Mose has already met Miriam’s father and now wants to meet Miriam herself. If he likes her, he wants to marry her. Miriam, on the other hand, is determined to follows her heart and not her head. The price she will pay is excommunication. Her happy life comes crashing down with no imminent solution in sight unless and until God Himself intervenes on her behalf. Will Miriam find love at last?

Miriam Jacob



My Mother's Quilts by Ramona Richards

Worthy Publishing
 To be Published:
ISBN: 9781617956126

My Mother's Quilts

 Devotions From a Legacy of Needlework

You will find your own lives reflected in the precious memories carefully woven into these quilts. God's grace, love and faithfulness is stronger than the tightest bonds of generations. Here we slip back in time as the beauty of these quilts weave rich memories and poignant recollections to make the past come alive before our eyes. Here are heart-changing devotions for you to enjoy!

Miriam Jacob

Prayers for an Anxious Heart - compiled by Barbour Staff

Barbour Publishing Inc
 Published on:
ISBN: 9781634092296

 Prayers for an Anxious Heart
Compiled by Barbour Staff
Can you connect to your Creator? These inspiring prayers hug you close to God as you discover a deep understanding and love for Christ who loves you above all else. When our anxieties are too heavy to let go of, God gently asks us to hand them over to Him who cares so deeply for us. Give everything to God, talk to Him, praise Him and seek His will. Rejoice always, pray constantly and give thanks in all circumstances. This is God’s will for you. God will give you sure footsteps in your paths so that you will not slip and fall. Our Lord is always aware of you. He knows exactly where you are. He has a perfect plan for your future. God is our everlasting Rock whom we can lean upon and who catches us when we fall. He is our peace and strength. He answers when we call. In Christ we find rest for our anxious hearts. These prayers will guide you into the heart of God.

Miriam Jacob