FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT


FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

I do not know about you, but I love ripe, juicy fruit.  I love summer fruit, and fruit all year long.  Here in these two verses, we see that the Holy Spirit has fruit for us to enjoy all year long.  Good juicy fruit.  He has a bushel of love, joy, peace, and so much more!

God, your Father, knows that to be a world overcomer, you will need love to be working in your life in a big way, so He has given us the Holy Spirit to help us have a healthy amount of fruit in our lives.  Now I can have a refrigerator filled with fruit, but if I do not go and get it and eat it, I will not enjoy it very much.  I can say, “Well, look at that watermelon in there.  Man it looks good.”  But if I do not cut it up and eat it, I will not enjoy its sweet taste.

It is the same way with the fruit of the Spirit.  It is all there for our taking!  Once we ask Jesus to come into our heart, all of these fruits are always available to us.  What do we need to do?  You have it, so take it and eat it!  Taste the sweetness of kindness.  Enjoy the tartness of gentleness.  Enjoy how juicy faithfulness is.  See what I mean?  Am I making you hungry already?

Do not say, “I can never walk in any of these fruits of the Spirit.”  Yes you can, because the Holy Spirit is your Helper!  He is right there to help you pick out a fruit, and then He enjoys it with you.  He will teach you how to have self-control.  You will not get it all in one sitting, but He promised you that He is in this for the long haul.  He promised that He would not leave you like an orphan.  No, He is right there to help you, and walk with you, and comfort you when you need.  So go ahead: take a big bite of the fruit of the Spirit!

CONFESSION:  Today, I am going to enjoy some juicy fruit of the Spirit.  I am going to let these fruits develop in my life until they become ripe and I can reproduce them to bless someone else.

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Kings 3 – 4:17

Acts 14:8-28

Psalms 140

Proverbs 17:22

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Kings 9:10-28, 1 Kings 10, 1 Kings 11:1-13

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 15:1-21

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 77:1-9

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Kings 9:10-28, 1 Kings 10, 1 Kings 11:1-13

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 15:1-21

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 77:1-9