In My Place for Discovery – Book Four, we dive into understanding the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (NLT).
Fruit is the product of growth. A living apple tree that is well-watered and fed will bear luscious, delicious apples. Our goal, as believers, is not to make the list of fruit of the Spirit into a “to-do” list. Instead, because we are alive in Christ and His Spirit lives in us, we bear His fruit. That’s who we are! Your weight does not determine whether God loves you. Your eating habits don’t define you. Your battles with eating and your struggles with weight might have a root in the kind of fruit you are bearing but not who you are. Our prayer is that you will plunge into the power of what the Spirit wants to produce in you.
While some of the issues we face are psychological, medical, or personal issues, FP4H does not claim to be doctors, psychologists, or counselors, and we are not equipped to give clinical care to those with deep psychological or medical issues. However, FP4H—and you—have the most powerful tool of all to deal with these and other issues: the Word of God. The majority of us don’t need medical or clinical help—because we have a physical problem with a spiritual answer. The spiritual expertise we need is found in the Word. So My Place for Discovery is written to help you identify what may lead you to overeat, and point you in the direction of an answer from God.
Your personal My Place for Discovery project centers around four books to be used in conjunction with your FP4H sessions. Each book includes ten lessons. Complete one lesson at a time. We’ve kept the My Place for Discovery lesson at a practical length so that you will have plenty of time to go deep into your memory, heart, and feelings. Each lesson will allow you to work through these personal subjects.
Author: Karen Porter