Take a few minutes today and read Galatians 5 and verses 16-26. After reading these verses, think about this question .... What’s on your “to do” list today?

Every day we have things that must get done and things that we would like to get done. While “to do” lists are helpful in keeping us on task, and getting much accomplished during the day, let’s consider another list that will help develop our character and example before others. Let’s call it a “to be” list and that is where our scripturepassage for this week gives us the DAILY HOPE for this week.

In Galatians chapter 5 and verses 22 and 23, there is a list of character traits that make up what is know as the Fruit of the Spirit or that which the Spirit of God can and will produce in every believer. Developing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness and self-control can build personal character and open up opportunities to serve and reach others for Christ.

The “to do” list keeps us on task to accomplish things. Having a “to be” list develops us, grows us and positions us to become all that God wants us to be. It’s been said that, “It’s not what you DO, but who you ARE that’s most important”. Think about that!