The Fruit of….
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23
There is NO law and NO legal observance that will ever create the fruit of the Spirit in you!
Fruit grows as a result of the seed that is planted and in the case of a Christian that seed is Jesus! Through the growth of His Grace due to His sacrifice we grow to mirror the Love He had for others!
The difficulty today is that many and perhaps most, just like in the days of Jesus, see growth as closer observance to the law instead of a focus on Grace-Full growth in Love!
Growing in Grace is growing in Faith as we accept this present moment as a gift from Him and fully understand that He is in control of everything and moment of our life! Growing in Grace means a quiet rest and knowledge that Jesus lives in us, has forgiven ALL our sins and as we allow Him to open our eyes and hearts He will show us areas where we need to grow!
This is not an easy concept to grasp – we are brought up to learn and understand that you have to earn everything and everything takes work and effort – but the more we see the debt as being paid in total – the more His rest, peace and all the fruits of the Spirit come to dwell in us and shine through us!
Take a few moments to close your eyes and just breathe:
Breathe in and say:
“Abba make me”
Breathe out and say:
“Your fruit garden”
Practice this for 10 or 15 minutes a day for a while and see what happens!