Continuing onward in our look at each of the fruits of the Holy Spirit and how affirming them cultivates intentional mindfulness within us.

Affirmations are a statement intended to provide encouragement, emotional support, or motivation, 

In Philippians 4:8, Paul gives us instructions on what we should think or meditate about. 

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Philippians 4:8— NLT

According to Wikipedia, In common language usage, \”fruit\” usually means the seed-associated fleshy structures (or produce) of plants that typically are sweet or sour and edible. The fruits of the Spirit are fine points that should naturally grow out of the proceedings of the Holy Spirit in our life. 

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, Goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23— NLT

Fruits of the Spirit affirmations are based upon Scripture to inspire us to cultivate the fruits of the Spirit in our daily lives. The word \”Spirit\” in these affirmations will be capitalized because these are fruits given to us by the Holy Spirit, not ourselves. 

The fruits of the Spirit are:

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Goodness
  • Faithfulness
  • Gentleness
  • Self-control

Each affirmation consists of scriptures, positive affirmations, and questions to motivate you to go deeper in meditation and study time.  

Say the affirmations and scriptures out loud as you work through the study.  

Next Up

Gentleness

A burly man sat during the children\’s church Christmas performance. Tattoos covered his face, neck and arms. He crossed his arms crossed his chest.

As the performance began, the look on his face changed. His hardened face softened, at times a stray tear could be seen. The last little performers came on stage. Intent listening to their sweet voices as they sang their song.

As they sang their last note, a little boy broke from the group of singers and quickly ran to the man. The man gently scooped up his little boy and kissed him on his forehead.

The gentleness the Holy Spirit gives us is not wavering. It\’s a robust and coordinated gentleness woven with humility and temperate behavior. Our words and actions matter. We can speak words that heal or hurt and act in ways that hurt or help.

Here are affirmations and verses about gentleness to encourage you to grow in power and the Spirit of gentleness.

Attitude of Gentleness

I choose gentle words to reflect my gentle attitude. The emotion I show in my words is the first window someone may look through to see Jesus in me. So, I choose to speak gentle words. 

A tender answer turns away rage, but a prickly reply spikes anger.

Proverbs 15:1—VOICE

Heavenly Gentleness

I choose to apply a pearl of heavenly wisdom to my situations. I know the Spirit has given me gentleness, and I choose to use it during difficult situations.

\”But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.\” James 3:17, NIV

James 3:17—NIV

Emotional Gentleness

I choose to look the other way. And I choose to respond in an emotional gentleness using Christ as my example. 

Now I, Paul, urge you by the gentleness and graciousness of Christ—I who am meek [so they say] when with you face to face, but bold [outspoken and fearless] toward you when absent! 

2 Corinthians 10:1—AMP

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13 Comments

  1. Love this! Thank you for sharing with us.

    1. You are so welcome sweet friend.

  2. Paula,
    Thanks so much for all your visits and for your very kind words!! I greatly appreciate you taking the time to do so!! I hope you have a great weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

    1. I love visiting over at your place Debbie.

  3. These are great, Paula. Headed into this busy season, I know there will be many times (whether shopping or with family) that I will be tempted to respond in less-than-gentle tones. I’m going to refer back to these in those moments!

    1. Lisa I’m so happy you found this helpful. Sometimes It’s hard especially if we’re around not so friendly or grumpy people I have to catch myself sometimes.

  4. Thank you for this gentle reminder, Paula, to walk in a spirit of gentleness.

  5. Thank you Paula. Does it also mean that we are slow to write a person off?

  6. I’m enjoying reading these affirmations. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 89. Shared.

    1. I’m happy you’re enjoying them Dee.

  7. Gentleness. Yes, yes, that’s who I want to be. In heart, mind, and body. Thanks for this, Paula.

    1. You’re so welcome Linda. I want to be that way too.

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