Preview: The Fruit of the Spirit are Easy to Memorize when you Make These Fruit of the Spirit Tags.]
What is the Fruit of the Spirit?
The fruit of the Spirit. What is it and how can I get it? Is it for believers of today?
The fruit of the Spirit isn’t something that we pick up at the grocery store and take home and eat. How I wish it were that simple!
The fruit of the spirit is the physical evidence that a tree is specific type of tree. You’ll find apples on an apple tree and oranges on an orange tree. The same is true for the fruits of the Spirit that are manifested in our life to those around us. Christ is the tree and we are the branches. Our fruit should be a manifestation of Him with actions that follow suit. Just like you wouldn’t find an apple on an orange tree, you wouldn’t (shouldn’t!) find bitterness in the life of a believer who has surrendered his or her life to Christ. By the power of God, we can live a life that is abundant in evidence of all of the fruits of the Spirit that we are His and belong to Him!
What is the Purpose of the Fruit of the Spirit?
The fruit of the Spirit is a life that is dwelling and abiding in Christ with fruit that is evidence of it’s origin. The purpose of the fruit of the Spirit is twofold.
The first purpose is a life that is growing, developing and maturing in Christ.
The second is the testimony or witness of the life of a believer to those who he or she comes in contact with.
As followers of our Lord Jesus, we should all have the heart’s desire to mature in our faith and witness to others who we come in contact with.
The fruit of the Spirit Bible verses from Galatians 5:22-23 share 9 attributes of fruit that are evident in the life of a believer:
- Self Control
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Fruit of the Spirit Tags
Can I be honest and admit to my horrible perfectionism? I KNOW that I can simply make a pattern for a tag and just cut it out. But the wonky scissor cut edges don’t cut it for me. I wanted something that would make sharp consistent edges. That’s when I came across this handy tag maker called the We R Memory Keepers Punch Board.
With this reasonably priced gadget, I was able to make a stack of tags in just a few minutes. You can check out my video below to see how I made them. (Click on the pic at right to check it out on Amazon)
After making a stack of mini tags, I used my Dymo Junior Embosser Home Embossing Label Maker to add the characteristics of the fruits of the Spirit to my tags. I’ve got to admit that the label maker is a bit wonky and hard to cut but I still love the vintage vibe it gives to my projects and mixed media journaling. (Click on the pic at right to check it out on Amazon)
How to Use the Fruit of the Spirit Tags
If you’re making your tags as a family project, I would recommend talking about the various fruits of the Spirit as you assemble your tags. I’d also suggest some fun songs playing in the background to reinforce the lesson. When you are finished with your Bible tags, you can flip through them as a memory tool. You can even make two sets and play a game of ‘Memory’ fruit of the Spirit. How cool is that?
Fruit of the Spirit Crafts
There are many other Fruit of the Spirit Crafts to Aid in Memorization of the Scriptures for adults and kids alike. Oh, and there’s also the fruit of the Spirit song. And HOW CATCHY is THIS?
Fruit of the Spirit Memory Aids
Creative Reader Terri Dulin Nichols shared some super neat ways to help memorize the fruit of the Spirit.
*1st 3 of the Fruit of the Spirit are 1 syllable
*2nd 3 of the Fruit of the Spirit are 2 syllable
*3rd 3 of the Fruit of the Spirit are 3 syllable.
And if you need a wacky pneumonic to help you remember- you can always use:
Shopping! (Self Control)
Are you in need of a fruit of the Spirit activity to help you learn and grow in your faith? It is my hope and prayer that these tags and other memorization tools will help you draw near to the Lord and dig into His word!
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