God’s kingdom isn’t about eating food and drinking but about righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14: 17, CEB)
We can’t produce spiritual fruit on our own. And artificial fruit just does not do it. The only way to bear spiritual fruit is by abiding in Christ. Even then it’s never our doing, we are just connected to the Giver of Life who produces spiritual fruit in our lives. The Holy Spirit decides when/what/where spiritual fruit will appear.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Gal. 5: 21-22, CEB)
These are wonderful blessings indeed! We need to make sure that we are sharing the blessings with others. Because just as apples, the fruit of the Spirit is also perishable! If we don’t share spiritual fruit with others, it will rotten. So don’t keep spiritual fruit just for yourself or don’t put it on display. Spoiled spiritual fruit is such a waste. Share and enjoy the fruit of the Spirit with others instead!
If God blesses you with love, joy, peace…share it! Be extravagant! Stinginess and spiritual fruit don’t match. Celebrate life and the Giver of life!
If you are blessed with patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, self-control …please, pass it on! Be generous as the Giver of all spiritual fruit. Be exuberant about life! Share the goodness of God with everyone!
We can’t choose to produce spiritual fruit. We can only choose to abide in Christ.
Yet the more we abide in Christ, the more spiritual fruit we will bear.
But we can choose to pass on spiritual fruit we bear.
The more we share the fruit of the Spirit, the more blessed we become.
God’s grace is abundant!
There’s enough for everyone!
You are the Giver of Life and all the good things.
You are the source of all the blessings in our lives.
Be praised forever and ever!
Be our everything! Abide in us! Bear fruit through us!
Show us how to truly enjoy and share the fruit of the Spirit!
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U:Is it difficult to be generous with spiritual fruit? Why/Why not?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you share the bounty of spiritual fruit!
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